Disadvantaged Students

At St James’ Catholic High School, we believe that every child, regardless of background or social deprivation, should have equal opportunities for success. As such, we use Pupil Premium funding to overcome any barriers to achievement for our disadvantaged students.

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools to provide financial support for students who:

  • were registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
  • were adopted from care, left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or residence order.
  • children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils does not go to the school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.

Please open the document below to read our Pupil Premium strategy for 2020/21, including a review of Pupil Premium spending in 2019/20:

Click here to download St James’ Disadvantaged Pupil Strategy 2020-2021

Catch Up Premium

The DFE is providing additional funding to schools to help us to support our students to catch up for lost teaching over the lockdown period.  We have devised a Catch Up Strategy that is bespoke to our school and addresses the areas of need we have identified. All students will be able to access the strategies we are implementing.

Click here to download St James’ Catholic High School Catch Up Funding document

“With God all things are possible”

Matthew 19:26

Jesus looked at them and said,
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible”

Matthew 19:26