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Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Children can face many barriers to their learning. This can include: child and family behaviours; attitudes to learning and the school environment; levels of support and academic expectations amongst others.


The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after (LAC) or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. Funding allocated in 2012 - 2013 was £600 per child. This rose to £900 per child in 2013 - 2014 and to £1300 in 2014 - 2015. The funding allocated for each child from 2015 is now £1320 per child per year. The coverage of the Premium was widened to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years. The premium is now available for children eligible for free school meals, those who have had free school meals at any point in the last six years and looked after pupils. Schools are free to spend the extra funding as they see fit but from September 2012, the government has required schools to publish information about how they use it. The School’s pupil premium strategy will be reviewed annually.

If you fall into one of the above categories please claim the money to which your child(ren) is/are entitled. The school office can provide you with the necessary forms and help you fill them in too. Alternatively, click on the link below to print off the form, complete it then send it off. If you are not sure if you are entitled, please just ask us- we are here to help!

Pupil Premium Allocation 2019 to 2020

Amount of Pupil Premium received per pupil - £1320

Total amount of pupil premium grant total (based on PP numbers in January 2018) £21,500

How does the school get the money?

If your child is eligible, in order for the school to get the Pupil Premium funding your child MUST be registered for free school meals. You can register your child for free school meals if you are claiming any of the above.

Important things to know.

Your child only needs to be registered for free school meals. They don’t have to eat them. They can still bring a packed lunch. Your child will still continue to attract Pupil Premium funding for six years after they have stopped being eligible for free school meals, whichever school they attend. So even if you will only be claiming one of the above benefits for a short while, it is really worth the effort of registering your child for free school meals.

How is it spent?

The funding is used to support booster sessions, intervention groups, clubs, resources educational/residential visits, support staff training and teaching assistant support across the school.

Measuring the impact

The pupil premium finances are strategically directed to raising pupil attainment and progress is carefully tracked on an individual basis to ensure those pupils benefit from targeted interventions. The governing body and head teacher monitor the deployment of all resources including finances to ensure that it has a positive impact on children’s learning.

Please see details of expenditure and impact below.