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Pupil Premium

What is the pupil premium?

The pupil premium is extra money for schools to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities achieve their full potential.

The amount of pupil premium funding schools receive is decided by how many disadvantaged pupils they have – schools then receive funding per pupil premium-eligible child.

What should schools be spending the pupil premium on?

Schools must spend their pupil and recovery premium in line with a 'menu' of approaches, based on expert evidence of what works when it comes to improving the outcomes of disadvantaged children.

Schools must allocate spending across the following three key areas:

  • Support high-quality teaching, such as staff professional development
  • Provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring
  • Tackle non-academic barriers to academic success, such as difficulties with attendance, behaviour, and social and emotional wellbeing.

It is up to schools to decide how exactly to spend their pupil premium so that it supports pupils who need it most.

Who is eligible for pupil premium funding?

To be eligible for pupil premium funding, pupils must be:

  • Currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years
  • Looked after by the local authority
  • Previously looked after by the local authority or other state care.

This means that if you are in a position to apply for free school meals, your child will not only benefit from a home-made meal, but our school will receive funding to enhance your child's school experience, remove any barriers to their learning or provide them with support.  

Below you will find our most recent pupil premium strategy, which outlines what challenges our pupils face, how we intend to use the pupil premium to meet these challenges and the impact we expect to see.