Pupil Premium

Here at St Austin’s we recognise that all pupils, regardless of their background, should have equal access to a curriculum which will enable them to reach their potential. The pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money to pupils entitled to Free School meals, looked after children or the children of armed service personnel. The Government has deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of these pupils in school. The Government do not tell schools how they should spend this money, but are clear that schools need to employ the strategies that they know will support these pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘narrow the gap’ between their attainment and the attainment of other pupils.

St Austin’s Pupil Premium Strategy Review 2018-19 and Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20

St Austin’s Pupil Premium Strategy Review 2017-2018 and Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2019

St Austin’s Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-2018

Urgent – School Closure due to Snow

School will be closed on Friday 15th January to all pupils due to adverse weather conditions. If you need to contact a member of school staff in an emergency and you are  parent providing emergency Covid-19 work, then please call 07460 394904.

School Closure Letter – 14.1.2021

Remote online learning commences daily at 9am on Google Classroom, please see advice on operating Google Classroom  under ‘Letters to Parents’ – heading on this website.

In line with Government guidance, school is closed to pupils.

The Online registration form has now closed for requests for key worker places for week commencing 18th January.

All parents please complete the online Remote Learning Survey using the link below. It is essential that this form is completed if you require a loan device from school. Please complete as soon as possible.


Please see important letter below from Wakefield Local Authority

Letter to Parents and Carers – 11 January 2021-Local Authority

Children who we deem to be in a priority group (which is different to Key Workers) will be contacted by school.