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An school like St Francis is defined under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 as having a religious character.  Consequently, religious education and the content of collective worship are inspected under section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The inspectors who conduct section 48 inspections are drawn from the Education Commission’s section 48 inspectorate.

Please follow this link to view the latest Section 48 inspection undertaken by the Education Commission.

Section 48 Report 2015

What is pupil premium funding?

Pupil premium funding from the government is given to schools to help pupils reach their full potential, regardless of their background or financial situation. It’s provided for pupils who:

Are registered for free school meals
Have been registered for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years
Are, or have been, in care
Have parents in the armed forces

At St Francis, we get an extra money for every eligible pupil who is registered for free school meals. This extra money could make a real difference to the quality of education we offer.

For example, we’ve previously used pupil premium funding for:

Educational provision/resources
Academic interventions
Wellbeing and self-esteem building interventions

Pupil Premium 2021-2022

Sports premium money is ring-fenced funding from central government to improve the provision of PE and sport.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
running sports competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
providing places for pupils on after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs

PE and Sport Premium 2020 -2021

Please click here to view our Financial Benchmarking Data

Please click here to view the School Performance Data from the Department for Education

In the document linked below, we outline how we are spending the additional catch-up funding provided by the government in September 2020 to address the learning loss and wider pastoral impact of COVID 19 on pupils in St Francis RC Primary School.

Our plan is focused on the following aims:

Ensuring accelerated progress in writing over time for all pupils in Key Stage One and Two.
Closing the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils and other pupils in reading and writing for children in upper Key Stage Two.
Ensuring accelerated progress in language development for children in EYFS.
Ensuring behaviour and special needs in reception are not a barrier to learning for all children
Ensuring gaps in Maths knowledge from previous year’s learning are closed.

Catch up statement 2020-2021