Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is additional funding provided to schools for supporting more disadvantaged pupils to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children. There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:

• Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
• Looked after children
• Armed forces children

The school received £43,700 for the financial year 2016-17 pupil premium funding, which was used to provide the respective children with appropriate support to make the expected progress in their learning. The additional support includes one or more of the following:

• Working with the teaching assistant in class.
• Receiving extra support and intervention by a teaching assistant out of core lessons.
• Participation in other intervention programmes identified and organised by the SENCo eg spelling or reading programmes.

The respective children’s progress and attainment is tracked and monitored carefully to ensure they achieve their full potential.

You can view our annual Pupil Premium Reports to see how we have allocated these funds, the intended outcome/benefit of that planned allocation and how we measured the benefit

Pupil Premium Plan for academic year 2017/18 here....

Pupil Premium Plan for academic year 2016/17 (CLOSED) here....

What is Pupil Premium

The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.


The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

• the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
• the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
• the reports for parents that schools have to publish online How schools present the information in their online statement is a matter for each school.

There is certain information that must be in the report: the school’s pupil premium allocation in respect of the current academic year; details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and the impact of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school, in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.

You can link to examples of reports schools have produced from this page to get different ideas for how the information can be presented. Funding In most cases the pupil premium is paid direct to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receives free school meals.

Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings the local authority decides how to allocate the pupil premium. The authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the premium for these pupils should be used. Local authorities are responsible for looked after children and make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll.