Pupil and Recovery Premium

How the school spends pupil premium allocation.

At St Leonard’s it is our intention to provide an educational experience that is provides excellent academic, social, cultural and moral education. Our mission statement is that that we pursue excellence in all for all, take Christ as the model for life and strive to create community.  In keeping with the finest traditions of Catholic education, our ultimate goal is that no child is left behind socially, or academically, because of disadvantage. We aim to raise lifelong aspirations and focus on removing barriers to learning and achieving excellence.   

A full copy of the school’s statement can how the school spends pupil premium funding can be found below.

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Updated | 20th December, 2023 |

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