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  • Pupil Premium

    Schools are allocated funds for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment and progress of a particular group of pupils. The funding for pupil premium pupils is allocated to schools in relation to the following:

    1. Those who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.
    2. Those who are in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority (looked‐after children).
    3. Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales.
    4. Children of service personnel.

    Parents can inform the school that they are service personnel or have adopted children so that these funds can be claimed by the school, as this particular information is not provided to the school from any other source. Any information provided will, of course, be treated in the strictest confidence.

    Funding is specifically allocated to raise the attainment of these groups of pupils and to close the gap in attainment and progress between them and other children in their year group both within the school and nationally. Whilst schools are free to spend these funds as they see fit, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the funds and the impact it has had upon attainment.

  • Y7 Catch Up Funding

    The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

    In the academic year 2019–20, we received £590 in catch-up funding.

    This funding was used to:

    • Provide additional intervention support to Year 7 pupils in small targeted groups. These sessions were delivered by our intervention teacher.
    • Reading support group to boost comprehension skills including using Reading Plus.
    • Maths intervention focused on boosting fundamental arithmetic and number skills including Maths Whizz tutoring.
    • Additional in-class maths support for pupils who did not meet the expected standard.
    • Provide resources including CGP resources for use in these additional lessons.
    • During Year 7, pupils are continually assessed in lessons and additional interventions to ensure they are making progress towards the expected standard. We pay particular attention to areas highlighted in question level analysis conducted after the Key Stage 2 assessment data is released. Pupils complete ongoing summative assessments in reading, EGPS, writing and mathematics.

    This support impacted pupils’ progress and confidence in developing their key skills.

  • Sports Premium Funding

    The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2018 to 2019 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles​.

    Purpose of the funding
    At St Joseph’s Catholic Middle School we use the premium funding to improvement the following indicators:

    The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.

    The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.

    Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.

    Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.

    Increased participation in competitive sport.

  • COVID-19 Catch Up Funding

    The Government have announced that £1 billion of funding had been earmarked for schools to support children and young people to ‘catch up’. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost learning time due to Covid-19. The catch-up premium is funded on a per pupil basis at £80 per pupil.

  • Summer School

    Summer school information

    At the end of the school summer term in July 2021 St Joseph’s held a 2 week summer school for our Y6 pupils. This was to help prepare our Y6 pupils for the transition to a secondary curriculum in September 2021 after the disrupted learning due to the Covid lockdowns.

    81 pupils were invited to attend over the ten school days from Monday 19th July 2021 to Friday 30th July 2021. Of these 81 pupils, 29 pupils or 35.8%, were eligible for pupil premium funding


    20 pupils accepted the offer and attended the summer school, 35% of them were eligible for pupil premium.

    Not all children attended all day or every day, please see the table below.


    Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Pupil numbers 11 12 12 9 8 12 12 10 10 7


    Pupils were taught maths, English and science every morning by qualified teachers from St Joseph’s and support from a newly qualified teacher who had been placed at St Joseph’s in the previous term. The afternoons were spent playing games and sport outside


    Overall cost of the summer school was £2484.98. Please see the breakdown given below


    Expenditure Cost
    Staffing £2304.98
    Lunches for pupil premium children £90.00
    Cleaning costs £90.00
    TOTAL £2484.98