Pupil Premium

As part each school’s budget, the government allocates a ‘Pupil Premium’ specifically to raise attainment and support those pupils who are on free school meals.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

For the financial year 2017 – 2018 St John and St James has been allocated £199,000.

PUPIL-PREMIUM- PLAN-2017-2018 for more information on how we have allocated the money.

For the financial year 2018 -19 St John and St James has been allocated £160,000


For the financial year 2019 – 20 St John and St James has been allocated £160,000


“…with extra support given by the school this year, pupils receiving the pupil premium funding and those who are disabled or with special educational needs are making better progress.”  Ofsted, Feb 2013