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Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy

'A community rooted in Love, growing in Faith and Truth. Learning with Christ in our hearts.'

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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Pupil Premium

The government believes that pupil premium, which is in addition to main school funding, is the best way to address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier counterparts by ensuring that funding to redress disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

National research shows that children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in their school life generally have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible.

It is also worth noting that many pupils entitled to FSM (and indeed those who are not) also face often multiple vulnerabilities which are a barrier to good achievement. Sacred Heart therefore deploys pupil premium to plan and promote effective intervention and additional support in order to eradicate these barriers over time and accelerate pupil progress, closing the attainment gap between FSM and non-FSM.

Eligibility for Pupil Premium

The most disadvantaged pupils, including all children who are looked after (CLA), benefit from pupil premium. Any child that has been registered for FSM in the past six year period (known as the “ever 6”) qualifies for pupil premium funding

Children Looked After (CLA) and the Pupil Premium

As CLA often face additional barriers to learning, these pupils also receive additional funding, known as pupil premium plus.

Children of Service Families

These children receive an increased premium.

How is Sacred Heart accountable for the pupil premium?

Robust tracking of pupil achievement is in place to immediately identify pupils who are under achieving, target effective intervention and support to accelerate progress towards age related expectations, rigorously monitored over time. Obviously, good teaching narrows gaps between those learners who are vulnerable and those that are not. Effective feedback and guidance to pupils is evidenced to be one of the most effective methods of accelerating progress, integrated where necessary with support (sometimes from other agencies) to assist vulnerable families.

At Sacred Heart in 2023/24 we have allocated our pupil premium funding of £134400 as detailed in the plan, which can be accessed following the link below.

Pupil Premium 2023/2024

Previous year reports are also attached

Pupil Premium 2021/2022

Pupil Premium 2020/2021

Pupil Premium 2019/2020

Pupil Premium 2018/2019