Pupil Premium

The government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable.This funding is additional to the main school budget and is seen by the government as the best way to address inequalities, for children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for Service Children, by ensuring that funding is in place to support disadvantaged pupils. 
 
Schools decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
 
At St. John’s C. of E. Academy we support all our pupils by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by interventions to support disadvantaged learners as and when required. The academy's leadership team and the governing body monitor the impact of spending of the Pupil Premium and interventions.