Pupil Premium Reports

St Michael’s School - Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium is an extra grant of money given to schools by central government to support pupils who qualify for Free School Meals (FSM). The definition includes any pupil that has qualified for FSM in the last 6 years, even if they are currently not claiming. Research shows that on average, pupils qualifying for FSM are likely to do less well at school. Whilst this is an average and a generalisation, the initiative behind the grant is to use the pupil premium to support FSM pupils in any relevant or special ways to enable them to attain and achieve as well as their non FSM peers.

The Pupil Premium Grant is also given to pupils who are adopted from care or currently in care and is not linked to household income.

For the purposes of our reporting, we refer to all children in receipt of this additional funding as 'PPG' pupils.

At St. Michael’s we take into account the following factors when deciding how to spend Pupil Premium funding: 


Our pupil premium strategy is continually reviewed throughout the year in collaboration with class teachers, teaching assistants and SENCo. We are constantly evaluating the success of our work with individual pupils and groups during each academic year and adapting our provision to be most effective. 

Invitation to Parents

Parents who have PPG pupils are welcome to discuss with the Headteacher any further support that might be able to be provided for their children. Parents who think they might qualify for FSM should contact the office staff for a confidential discussion or seek information from the website  https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/at-school/free-school-meals/free-school-meals.aspx 


The impact of our pupil premium strategy is measured in the following ways:

PPG 2023-2024.pdf
PPG Plan 2023-2024.pdf
PPG Spending Review 2022-2023.pdf