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Pupil Premium and Sports Premium - 2023-24

We have high aspirations for all the children in our school community and believe that all children should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. We seek, as a school community, to provide personalised learning opportunities and targeted support to allow every child to flourish.

As we recognise that not all pupils who are academically or socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals, we reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or group of pupils, identified by the school as being at a significant disadvantage.

In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body of St Gerard's Catholic Primary & Nursery School will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils.


What is the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)?


The PPG is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:


  • registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • been in care for 6 months or longer


Pupil eligibility and funding rates 2023 to 2024


This table shows how pupil premium funding is allocated to schools and local authorities. Allocations are provided on a financial year basis, based on the following pupil eligibility rates.


Pupil eligibility criteria Amount of funding for each primary-aged pupil per year Amount of funding for each secondary-aged pupil per year Funding is paid to
Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years (including eligible children of families with no recourse to public funds) £1455 £1035 School
Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care £2530 £2530 School
Children who are looked after by the local authority £2530 £2530 Local authority


It is the responsibility of the governors to explain pupil premium expenditure to parents in the form of an annual statement. This report aims to detail information on how the Pupil Premium Grant will be used within school.


Our priorities at St Gerard's Catholic Primary & Nursery School are:


  • To narrow the gap for those pupils not on track to achieve the expected standard at the end of KS1 and KS2.
  • To narrow the gap for those pupils in receipt of EYPP (Early Years Pupil Premium) 
  • To ensure early identification of additional needs and to promote early and effective intervention programmes.
  • To ensure that there is extra support to facilitate emotional and social development in addition to academic support.
  • To use academic and local research to make informed choices about the most suitable intervention programmes to use with our children to ensure we are promoting accelerated learning.


This provision will include:


  • Facilitating pupils’ access to education.
  • Facilitating pupils’ access to our curriculum.
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities where deemed appropriate.
  • Alternative support and intervention.
  • Provision of extra-curricular learning.
  • Provision for more able pupils to ensure they are challenged and unlock all of their potential


Please find documents relating to Pupil Premium and Sports Premium. 


Paper copies are also available from the school office.


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St Gerard's Catholic Primary and Nursery School

Lugsdale Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6DD

Business Manager: Miss A Fletcher

0151 424 2879

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