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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is an additional payment, paid to school, for pupils who fall into the following categories:


  • Pupils who are eligible for free school meals or who have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years.
  • Pupils who are currently looked after by a Local Authority.
  • Pupils whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.


In addition, up to £50 million of Pupil Premium allocated funding has been directed to finance a National Summer School Programme for disadvantaged pupils to support their transition to Secondary Schools from September 2013.


The pupil premium grant is part of the school budget and it is up to schools to decide how they use the funding as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving FSM will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any one time.


How do you qualify for free school meals?

If you think that you are entitled to free school meals and are in receipt of any of the benefits below, then please contact the school for advice on how to apply:


  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999


How much is the schools allocation?


Financial Year

Amount of Pupil Premium Funding

Number of pupils on roll



92 @ £953 per pupil



91 @ £1300 per pupil



91 @£1300 per pupil



Our underpinning approach

The school has adopted a range of approaches to addressing the gaps in attainment between pupils who are disadvantaged and all other pupils. There are no quick fixes but we have ensured that we address the “basics” such as attendance, behaviour, learning environment and the curriculum. Part of the funding we receive is used to promote wider outcomes for children such as increasing the amount of cultural and educational activities and resources available to pupils.


To help us we are utilising research information (from organisations such as the EEF and NFER)  and identified best practice elsewhere to identify the most effective strategies. We are then making sure that any intervention or strategy is right for our needs and that is properly resourced.

Our school mantra ‘Aspire …Create… Achieve’ promotes high expectations of attainment for all pupils. In meeting this key aim we are committed to raising standards and to closing the gap in the achievement of pupils who are disadvantaged or vulnerable.


We have a constant focus on improving the quality of teaching across the school by developing the skills and roles of all staff to best address the needs of our children. Effective formative assessment on a day-to-day basis and regular analysis of summative data is used to drive improvements. We are able to quickly identify and monitor priority classes, groups and individuals and put in place interventions to meet their needs. These interventions are then evaluated, adjusted or changed in response to our findings.

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