Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families.

Funding is based on children registered for a free school meal and children that have been in care for more than six months.

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.

Who is eligible?

Information is currently available at www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals (external link).


A Letter of Congratulations from David Laws MP

Our Lady of Fatima School received a letter, dated 26th January 2015, from the Right Honourable David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools, congratulating our improvement on the performance of our disadvantaged pupils in their SATs since 2011.

In summary the letter said:

‘Your results show that you have improved in terms of progress and attainment achieved by your disadvantaged pupils since 2011, and that you are highly effective in educating your disadvantaged pupils. It is clear that you and your staff have provided your disadvantaged pupils with a good start in life and prepared them well for Secondary school.’

Staff, parents, Governors and pupils were all congratulated within this letter, which you can read in full below: