St Benet's Catholic Primary School

Pupil Premium and Sports Premium 

Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to support those children who are eligible for Free School Meals or have been eligible at any time in the last six years (known as Ever 6) and gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
It is up to the school to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium money, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils at their school. It is the school's responsibility to report how they are going to use this extra money effectively, to support improvements in the outcomes of these eligible children.

Ofsted inspections also report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Please click the link below for the impact report for 2021-22 and the strategy for 2022-23


PP Strategy St Benet's 2022-23


Sports Premium

At St Benet's we encourage children to be active and to enjoy themselves whilst doing so.

Within the formal curriculum all children take part in PE and Games, having opportunities to learn fundamental skills and movements in a wide variety of sports such as gymnastics, football, netball, dance, athletics, tag rugby and many other competitive and non-competitive sports.

They also have a wide variety of opportunities to take part in extra curricular sporting activities both competitively and through a variety of clubs.  We regularly take part in the North Suffolk School Games events and our children are proud to represent the school. 


Please read the report below to find out how our Sports Premium funding was spent last year:

Sports Premium Funding Report 2021/22                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 Swimming Data

87% of our Year 6 cohort in Summer 2022 could: 

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters
  • Use a range of strokes effectively 

100% of our Year 6 cohort, in Summer 2022 could:

  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situation



COVID Catch Up Funding

In the summer of 2020 the government announced £1 billion of extra funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.

Schools will receive £80 per pupil and this should be used to fund specific resources and activities which will support children to catch up for lost teaching in the previous months. 

Free School Meals

Are you entitled to Free School Meals?

If you think your child could receive free school meals, please click on the image above to take you to Suffolk County Council's website to make an application.




Child Protection

If you have a concern about a child at our school, please contact us on 01502 712012.

You can also contact Suffolk Social Services on 0808 800 4005. If there is a threat to someone's life, please call 999.