In 2011-12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children from service families or Looked After Children. From 2012-13, it was been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years.
At Cathedral we are committed to enabling pursuing excellence for all. We recognise that children from disadvantaged backgrounds can face particular challenges and welcome the Pupil Premium as an important way to support them.
Our approach ensures that all aspects of the school support children from disadvantaged backgrounds, by providing targeted support when it is needed. For example, when examining the progress of every pupil, teachers, the Leadership team and school governors look in detail at the development of children from disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as those with other needs. It is by providing excellent teaching, tailored to the needs of every child, and specific support to enable pupils to catch up quickly or for those who are excelling to be stretched further, that each child can reach their full potential.
We also recognise that to enable pupils to flourish, wider skills, talents and experiences, participating in clubs and school visits and journeys play an important role and should be accessible to all. We therefore will use some pupil premium money to pay for and subsidise these activities for those who would not otherwise be able to afford them. We monitor how each child is progressing and use this to inform which types of support are needed.
Below is a summary of how we used the grant in 2015/16. Information on our grant and spending in 2016/17 is being updated to reflect this year's pupil numbers and grant. We remain focussed on meeting the needs of all our pupils.
The Pupil Premium at Ripon Cathedral School
The percentage of pupils eligible Free School Meals is 16%. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals is below the national average. The school number on roll is expanding.
|Total number of pupils on roll||208 (October 2016 Census)|
|Total number of eligible pupils||35 Pupils eligible for FSM – £46200 (January 2016 Census)|
|2 Service Families - £600|
|Total amount of grant||£46800|
Click here to find out how we spent the Pupil Premium Funding in 2015/16
If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family's income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.