St Michael Catholic Primary School & Nursery

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Pupil Premium Grant

Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
  • often do not perform as well as their peers

The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.


We were very proud to be one of only four schools in Surrey to receive the government’s Pupil Premium Award for 2015. The letter from Rt Hon David Laws MP stated that “The reason you have been selected is that you are one of the high achieving schools in the country in terms of attainment and progress of your disadvantaged pupils since 2011.”