Did you know that each year the school receives extra funding from the government to provide additional support and educational experiences for children who come from lower income homes? This funding is called Pupil Premium and can help ensure all children have access to the same opportunities and activities.

If you are in receipt of specific benefits, your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. If your eligibility is confirmed the school will receive the pupil premium grant to provide additional educational support to help your child maximise their learning opportunities. You will also be entitled to have free school meals for your child along with a voucher to redeem against services within the school. Examples of services redeemable against the voucher are music tuition, before and after school clubs, school trips and resources to support learning at home.

You may be entitled to Pupil Premium funding if you receive one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit Only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
  • National Asylum Seekers Support
  • Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)
  • Universal Credit

If you are in receipt of these benefits you will need to request a free school meal eligibility check by completing an application form via freeschoolmeals@northamptonshire.gov.uk Registering is really quick and easy. No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

Please do not hesitate to contact the School Office if you have any queries.

As a Catholic school the equality of the opportunities that we provide to children is central to our mission. We are committed to closing the attainment gaps that exist and ensuring that all children have equal access to the opportunities that education provides. We are working hard, in respect of our most disadvantaged children, to ensure that the Pupil Premium budgets are ring fenced and being used insightfully in our school and that the spends are impactful in narrowing achievement gaps. Our strategy in respect of provision for our disadvantaged children is based on several factors including research, previous provision and impact measurement as well as student and parent voice. We run a school in which support can always be flexible and bespoke in order to meet the needs of all of our children.

Please click here to view our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2021 – 2024  – Pupil Premium 2021 – 2024

Strategy reviewed in July 2023. The next Pupil Premium Review will take place in July 2024.