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Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School is allocated additional funding for those pupils in receipt of free school meals, referred to as Pupil Premium. It is provided for pupils who have been on free school meals at any point during the last 6 years (Ever 6).


Nationally statistics show that students who are in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of Pupil Premium is to close that gap.


Neither the Government or Government agencies have dictated how the Pupil Premium money should be spent but what is clear is that the money should be used to promote strategies which narrow the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils


Pupil Premium funding does not follow each pupil but is used in two ways:

  1. to support school wide change and improvements in the quality of teaching and learning.

  2. supporting those children through targeted intervention

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