Our School

Pupil Premium


Our aim is for all of our students to achieve excellence, irrespective of disadvantage or barriers to learning. The hope is that every student will leave the school confident in their own ability to succeed and excited about the future.


Pupil premium funding has been introduced to help schools with closing the attainment gap between children from different socio-economic backgrounds.

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
  • At St Josephs we treat all of our students equally; the Pupil Premium funding helps us to do this.

What we do:

  • Quality teaching is at the very heart of what we do. We ensure that learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our students.
  • Appropriate supplementary support is made available for pupils who are most at risk of underperforming.
  • We ensure that the Pupil Premium funds reach the students who need them most, in the most effective way.
  • We work in partnership with the parents/ carers of students to collectively ensure their success.

For eligible students we can help with:

  • Transport costs
  • Uniform and equipment
  • Enrichment activities


The Department for Education identifies pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding as:

  • Eligible for Free School Meals or have been in the last six years
  • Looked After Children (LAC), or those who have previously looked after
  • Children with parents in the armed forces.

The easiest way to find out if your child is eligible for for free school meals, which therefore means they will receive Pupil Premium funding, is to use the following link:


Mr James Gibbons – Pupil Premium Lead

St Joseph’s Catholic High School
email: j.gibbons@st-josephs.slough.sch.uk
telephone: 01753 524713