"And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them."

Luke 6:31

How have you been a good friend today?

"Love is more important than anything else. It's what ties everything completely together."

Colossians 3:14

How did God show his love for the world?
How do you show your love for others?
What can you do today to show love to other people?

'God said to human beings, "Fill the earth with people and look after it. Care for all that I have made."'

Genesis 1:27

What is our responsibility to care for God's world?
How can I behave responsibly today?
Who relies on me to act responsibly?

"I am the Lord your God. I am holding your hand, so don't be afraid."

Isaiah 41:13

How was Jesus courageous?
What helps people to be courageous?
How have you shown courage today?

"It is better to be honest and poor than dishonest and rich."

Proverbs 16:8

Why is it important to be honest?

"Try to earn the respect of others."

Romans 12:17, paraphrase

Who do you respect and why?
What sort of behaviour earns respect?
What do you do to show you respect someone?

Pupil Premium and Covid-19 Catch Up Funding


What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium funding is additional money given to schools by the government. It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to fulfil their potential.


Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium Funding is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are meeting pupil premium criteria:

  • Children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) (this is not to be mistaken with the UIFSM, Universal Infant Free School Meals, that all infant school children are entitled to).
  • Children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM).
  • Children who have been "looked after" continuously for one day or more.
  • Children who are adopted from care or have Special Guardianship.


What do the schools do with the money?

We carefully identify where to best allocate Pupil Premium funding and are held accountable for how we this money to support pupils who are disadvantaged.  We publish information on our website about how we have used the funding so that parents and others are made fully aware of its impact.

Families who qualify for Pupil Premium funding can request to have all school trips and other additional school expenses paid for by the school. However if families want to contribute towards these expenses then they can pay what they feel able to.

If your child would like to take part in a school-based, after school club but they are unable to due to financial constraints, we can consider using some Pupil Premium money to fund these activities; this is subject to the availability of the club.

We encourage ALL families who feel they need further financial assistance to support their children’s education to come in and speak to the school about this.

A member is staff is allocated to all children who qualify for Pupil Premium funding. We call these staff members their ‘champions’. They meet together regularly, usually twice a week, for a short time. During this time they may read, practice times tables, or play games. The activity is bespoke to each child and varies according to need.


How to apply for Pupil Premium

Please fill in the Free School Meals (FSM) application form and contact the office in person or via email: office@stmartinsepsom.school, if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

All FSM applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

We encourage ALL families who feel they need further financial assistance to support their children’s education to come in and speak to the school at any time.

Pupil Premium Reports

Click here to view our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2021- 2024.

Click here to view our reviewed Reviewed Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2020 - 2021.


What is Covid Catch-Up Funding?

Covid Catch-Up Funding is additional finding from the government to support children catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know nationally have been most affected by school closure. 


Using Covid Catch-Up Funding?

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils’ education recovery in line with the curriculum expectations in the actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak guidance.

While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed learning. Schools should particularly focus on disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils as we know they have been most affected.

To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students.

Click here to see how we spent some of our Covid Catch Up Funding in 2020 – 2021.

Click here to see how we spent it in 2021 - 2022.

Click here to see how we spent it in 2022 - 2023.