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Pupil Premium and Catch-Up Funding

'This is an inclusive school where leaders aspire for all pupils to enjoy learning and achieve their best.' (Ofsted Sept 2022)

Pupil Premium at St John's CE Primary School    At  St John's, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we absolutely believe that no child should be left behind, academically or socially.  Our school vision is for all pupils to feel successful and live their life in abundance, regardless of their socio-economic background.  We are determined that all children will be given every opportunity to achieve their potential and we use pupil premium funding, alongside allocations from the school budget, to ensure that pupils are supported to Wonder, Trust and Achieve. 


Please find below our Pupil Premium and Catch-Up/Recovery Promise and Review. 


Catch-up funding   During the academic year (2020-2021), due to the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on children's education, all schools received additional 'catch-up' funding with which they were/are expected to close gaps in pupil attainment and progress. We  use this money to support and deliver additional support and 'booster' sessions to pupils across the school every afternoon, with a particular focus on phonics. 


Pupils receiving support through this funding are carefully selected and their progress is closely monitored so that  reviews and evaluation of the impact of the provision can be made.  We were also  successful in our application to be part of the Early Years NELI scheme, details of which can be found in the 'catch up funding ' link. 


Additional information about how pupil premium grant funding is spent in school can be found below, alongside information about the 'catch-up' funding that the government allocated. 

If you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium and Free School Meals   We want to make sure that we are providing your child with the best education and support we can. Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for free school meals.  Your child is eligible for free school meals if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:


  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190


Registering for free meals could also raise an extra £1,320 for your child’s primary school to fund valuable support. This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the benefits listed above.


To check if your child is eligible, we need information about you and your child. Please ask for a form from the school office and return it as soon as possible, so that your child can start receiving the benefit of a Free School Meal.

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St John's CE Primary School is a member of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust.