St Patrick’s Catholic College receives Pupil Premium funding from the government each year. All schools receive pupil premium funding based on every pupil on roll that is currently in receipt of free school meals or has been in the last six years, those that have been looked after by the local authority at any point in their lives, and those whose parents currently or have previously served in the armed forces. As a school we are totally committed to raising the aspirations and standards of achievement of all students and there are a number of ways in which we are striving to close gaps in achievement.
If parents/carers living in Stockton-On-Tees are on a low income they may qualify for Free School Meals (to apply for Free School Meals you can complete the form at https://www.stockton.gov.uk/children-and-young-people/schools/school-meals/) for their child/children. In addition to securing free school meals, this would also result in the school receiving Pupil Premium funding from central government which we can then utilise to support your child with additional educational opportunities.
As a school we want to open up all opportunities to all students and do not want financial difficulties to be a barrier to these opportunities for pupils. We would always welcome dialogue with parents/carers to discuss how we can offer support in these circumstances. Our Pupil Premium lead in school is Mrs Booth. Please feel free to contact Mrs Booth or your child’s Head of Year to discuss these matters further.
The guidelines for how to allocate the funding are issued by the Department for Education and can be accessed by following the link below: