At Wyvern St Edmund’s, our aim is that every student becomes the best version of themselves that they can be. Of equal importance for us is their personal growth, self-discipline and the self-discovery of their passions and God-given talents. Every member of our school is treated with dignity and respect and is shown care and consideration. The Christian values of love and compassion inspire our commitment to the promotion of ‘life in all its fullness’ and are at the heart of all decisions that we make.
The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address inequalities amongst young people and their families which put some students at risk of educational disadvantage. Schools are at liberty to decide how best to use this Pupil Premium money for the benefit of students who need it most.
We aim to use the Pupil Premium funding to support us in our aim to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to succeed. We will do this by:
- maximising student academic success;
- ensuring the best possible learning experiences for all of our students;
- supporting students’ well-being and behaviour;
- ensuring equality of access to the curriculum and enrichment opportunities;
- supporting parents of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals (FSM) or who belong to military families will be socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. This means that not all children receiving Pupil Premium funding will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any one time.
Please open the documents below, which show how we are spending the pupil premium grant, and how we are ‘closing the gap’ for those students who are thought to be at an educational disadvantage.
Catch-up Premium 2020-21
In 2020 the Government announced additional funding for schools to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and those students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
To find out how the Catch-up Premium is being spent in 2020-21:
Free School Meals
The Free School Meal letter can be found here and the application form is available here. The completed form can be returned to school who will forward it on to County Hall for verification or you can send it directly to Children’s Services. Further information is available on the Wiltshire website: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schoolseducationandlearning/schoolsandcolleges/parentadvice/educationgrants/freeschoolmeals.htm