Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

  • Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
  • The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve. Click on this link to learn more about Pupil Premium .gov.uk

Who can apply?

If you need any help applying, contact the office 01980 629232 and we can arrange an appointment to support your application.

How much will our school receive?

  • 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.

How do we spend our Pupil Premium funding?

Schools must show how they’re using their pupil premium funding:

  • by publishing an online statement about how they use their funding and the impact it has on the attainment of disadvantaged pupils
  • through inspections by Ofsted
  • through published performance tables

School leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice. It is up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium.  Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching.

1. Teaching

Investing in high-quality teaching, for example:

  • training and professional development for teachers
  • recruitment and retention
  • support for teachers early in their careers

2. Targeted academic support

Additional support for some pupils focused on their specific needs, for example:

  • one-to-one tuition
  • small group tuition
  • speech and language therapy

3. Wider approaches

Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges. For example:

  • school breakfast clubs
  • counselling to support emotional health and wellbeing
  • help with the cost of educational trips or visits

Read the Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) pupil premium guide for information about the tiered approach to spending.