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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Grant


What is the pupil premium?


Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.


This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.


Main Barriers to Educational Achievement

Whilst we recognise that each child is unique, some of the main barriers to achievement that our pupil premium children face are:


  • Attendance.
  • Gaps in key knowledge and understanding from the National Curriculum.
  • Family support to complete homework.
  • Extra curricular experiences.


We aim to tackle these barriers by focusing resources, teaching, support and interventions to accelerate progress and to reduce the attainment gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium children.

We will provide pupil premium children with a high quality learning environment to complete homework and after school learning activities, through clubs and residential visits.

We will use funding and resources to improve pupil premium attendance and punctuality.

Where appropriate we will provide mentoring and counselling to tackle social and emotional barriers to learning.

We will raise long term aspirations of pupil premium children by funding curricular projects and out of school visits.


Is your child eligible?


Schools are given a pupil premium for:


  • Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1,455 for each of these children.
  • Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. These children are awarded a premium of £2,530.
  • Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence. They are awarded £335


If your child was previously entitled to free school meals but is no longer, they will still receive pupil premium based on the 'Ever 6' qualification (a pupil who has ever had free school meals in the past six years).


How is it spent?

Schools can choose how to spend their pupil premium money, as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.

Please view the following documents below: PP Funding Document and Impact data

For more information on Pupil Premium please visit the DFE site:



The pupil premium strategy will be reviewed at the end of the academic year, July 2024. However the impact of the current strategy is under constant review and changes will be made as and when required to ensure that pupil premium children are able to achieve the highest possible levels of achievement.

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