Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium grant gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from Reception to Year 11. The Pupil Premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.

Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

We also hold schools to account through performance tables, which include data on:

• The attainment of the pupils who attract the funding

• The progress made by these pupils

• The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers

Who can receive Pupil Premium?

The Government introduced a fund of £625 million in April 2011 to give schools £400 per year for:

• Every child currently registered as eligible for free school meals

• Children who have been looked after for 6 months or longer


From April 2012, pupil premium funding was also extended to:

• All children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years

How much is Pupil Premium?

Schools are receiving:

• £1,320 per pupil of primary-school age

• £935 per pupil of secondary-school age

• £2300 per pupil for looked-after children who: have been looked after for 1 day or more,

 are adopted, have a special guardianship order, a child arrangement order or a residence order

What is early years Pupil Premium?

Like Pupil Premium Early Years Premium is additional funding which can be used to improve your child’s learning experiences to help them make good progress and be ready for school. It is available for families in receipt of certain benefits to cover children over ages 3 and 4 years. The sum of money we receive for each child is £310 per year. As with Pupil Premium, it is to be used in whatever way school feels will best support the child’s progress and make them ready for school.

What is early years Pupil Premium?

The spending outlined below has been based on;

1. The evaluation of the impact of last year’s Pupil Premium spending plans

2. Analysis of pupil underachievement

3. The use of findings from national case studies, research and recommendations made by OfSTED, Children’s Services Network and Oxford University Press, which identify successful factors in the spending of Pupil Premium to best impact on children.


The information above has then been shared with a variety of stakeholders, who have been able to input into the final spending plan. They include;

1. The Head and Senior Leadership Team

2. Middle Leaders

3. Teachers and Support staff

4. Governors

5. Parents of children eligible for Pupil Premium


All schools are required by the DfE (Department for Education) to report on how much money is being received for these pupils and how this money is being spent in school. As a school we also monitor the impact of this additional funding on pupil outcomes and progress.

Free school meals may be available if you claim one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support

  • Income- based Job Seekers Allowance.

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.

  • Universal Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190.

  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks, after a qualifying period for Working Tax Credit has ended

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guarantee element of the State Pension Credit

Please contact the school office if you think they may be eligible and would like to submit a claim.