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Disadvantaged Pupils

The Disadvantaged Pupils' funding (previously Pupil Premium) is additional funding given to schools so that they can support underprivileged pupils - who may find circumstances outside of school challenging due to financial hardship or other problems - close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

 Three groups have been identified :

  • Pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals (or have been anytime during the last six years). These are known as the ‘Ever 6 FSM’; 
  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months; 
  • Children of Armed Services personnel.

To view the La Sainte Union Disadvantaged Pupils Action Plan 2019-20, please click here. To view the evaluation of impact statement for 2018-19 please click here.


Year 7 Catch up Premium

Total amount received: £5,166

Spent on:

  • English nurture group
  • Maths nurture group
  • Freshstart reading intervention
  • Specialist HLTA support in maths


By the end of Year 7, 80% of pupils who were below the age expectations have caught up. The remaining students will follow a bespoke curriculum in Year 8.