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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?      

Each year schools receive extra funding from the government to help to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.  Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as their peers.  The pupil premium grant is designed to allow us to support disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the results they achieve.

Eligibility and funding

Schools receive pupil premium funding based on the number of pupils they have in January each year from the following groups:

  • Free school meals – Our school receives £1,345 for every primary age pupil, who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
  • Looked-after and previously looked-after children – We receive £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangement order.
  • Service premium – We also receive £310 for every pupil with a parent who is serving in HM Forces or has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence.

Use of the pupil premium

Schools decide on the main issues preventing pupils from succeeding and then allocate the pupil premium grant to the provision of additional support.  This might be done by arranging training and professional development for teaching staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils.  It could be the recruitment of extra staff to provide intervention.  It might also include non-academic use of the pupil premium such as helping with the cost of educational trips or visits.


Schools must show how they use pupil premium funding effectively by publishing an online statement.  Please click on the links below for full details.

Primary Pupil Premium strategy statement 2023 to 2024

Pupil Premium strategy statement 2022 to 2023

PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY 2021 to 2022 – please click 2021 to 2022 PP Strategy Report

PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY 2019 to 2020 – please click here