Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium
“The Governors of our school recognise the need to help all children who are disadvantaged, vulnerable or in need of any form of support”

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is a government initiative that was introduced in April 2011. It is designed to ensure that additional funding to tackle disadvantaged children reaches the pupils who need it most. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The Pupil premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on these indicators. This fixed amount of money is expected to increase every year for the course of this current Parliament.

 In the 2022 to 2023 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,385 for primary-aged pupils

Schools receive £2,410 for each pupil who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • has been adopted from care
  • has left care under:
    • a special guardianship order
    • a residence order
    • a child arrangement order

And finally:

  • £310 for services children. 

Do you think your child might be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding? Click here for an application:


How Is Pupil Premium Funding Being Spent?

The funding is allocated to a range of initiatives & actions aimed at supporting more disadvantaged pupils, to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children and to ensure that they reach their full potential.

2018-19 Pupil Premium Impact Statements

The impact of our Pupil Premium initiatives has been to narrow the attainment gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium children due to accelerated progress.
KS1 % of Pupil Premium Children Achieving At Least The Expected Standard

% of Pupil Premium Children Who Made At Least Expected Progress

% of Pupil Premium Children  Exceeding Expected Progress
Reading 62.5%  87.5% 25.0% 
Writing 50.0%  100%  12.5%
Maths 50.0%  100%  12.5%
KS2 % of Pupil Premium Children Achieving At Least The Expected Standard

Progress of Pupil Premium Children

(Expected progress 3 points)
 Reading  50% (7/14)  6.2
 Writing  35.7% (5/14)  6.8
 Maths  85.7% (12/14)  6
  • In Reading, Writing and Maths, Pupil Premium pupils greatly exceeded expected progress within Y6.
  Provisional End Of KS1 To End Of KS2 Progress Department Of Education Definition Of ‘Sufficient Progress’

Reading: adjusted score -1.57
unadjusted  -1.83


Writing: adjusted score -9.38
unadjusted  -9.38

Maths  Maths : adjusted score -0.85
unadjusted -0.85
If you require any futher information please contact Helen Giblett (Head Teacher) or Mandy Hoare (Chair of Governors).