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St Wulstan's & St Edmund's Catholic Academy

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Pupil Premium and Recovery Funding

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which was introduced in April 2011, is the best way to address underlying inequalities between children who are disadvantaged by   specific   circumstances   and   their   peers, by   ensuring   that   funding   to   tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.


At  St. Wulstan’s & St. Edmund’s Catholic  Primary  School & Nursery,  we  believe  that  only  by  having  the  highest expectations  of  all  learners  can  the  highest  possible  standards  be  achieved.  Some pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds require additional support; therefore, we will use all the available resources to help them reach their full potential. 


The pupil premium grant (PPG) was created to provide funding for three key areas: 

  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers.
  • Providing funding for LAC and previously LAC (PLAC).
  • Supporting pupils with parents in the armed forces.


This table shows how much pupil premium funding schools and local authorities receive for each eligible child in from April 2023.

Pupil eligibility criteriaAmount of funding for each primary-aged pupil per yearAmount of funding for each secondary-aged pupil per yearFunding is paid to
Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years£1,455£1035School 
Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care£2,530£2,530School 
Children who are looked after by the local authority£2,530£2,530Local Authority


Our aims

  • To  utilise  our  funding  allocation  to narrow the  gaps  between  disadvantaged groups  of  children  and  their peers  so  that  all  pupils  are enabled to achieve to their full potential.
  • To provide additional educational support to raise the achievement of pupils in receipt of the PPG.
  • To address underlying inequalities, as far as possible, between pupils.
  • To make a significant impact on the education and lives of these pupils.

Service pupil premium (SPP)

Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage. It has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage their spending.

Schools get £335 in 2023 to 2024 for every pupil with a parent who:

  • is serving in HM Forces
  • has previously been registered as a 'service child' in any school census in the last 6 years
  • one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces, and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme

This funding is primarily to help with pastoral support. It can also be used to help improve the academic progress of eligible pupils if the school deems this to be a priority.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24 (with review of previous year)

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23