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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium Grant was first introduced in April 2011.  It is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.

For the financial year 2021- 2022, Pupil Premium funding is:

  • £1345 per pupil who are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the previous six years
  • £1900 per pupil who:
  • have been looked after by the Local Authority for one day or more
  • have been adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 or
  • have left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or child arrangements order
  • £300 per pupil who have parents in the armed forces.

The Pupil Premium is designed to address inequality by giving every school extra resources to help their most disadvantaged pupils.  Schools have the freedom to make their own decisions about how best to spend the money, depending on their individual circumstances.  However Head Teachers and Governing Bodies are accountable for the impact of Pupil Premium funding in the following ways:

  • performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers,
  • requiring schools to publish details online each year of how they are using the Pupil Premium and the impact it is having on pupil achievement,
  • the Ofsted inspection framework, where inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium.

How do I know if my child is eligible for the Pupil Premium?  

Your child may eligible for Pupil Premium funding if you or your partner receive one or more of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • An income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit and a joint income of no more than £16190.

If you think that your child may be eligible to qualify for Pupil Premium funding please do not hesitate to contact a member of the school office team. This funding, if eligible, will be received each year that they remain at primary school, regardless of how your circumstances may change.


PDF iconPupil Premium grant expenditure: Report to Governors and Parents - 2020/21

PDF iconPupil Premium grant expenditure: Report to Governors and Parents - 2019/20

PDF icon Pupil Premium grant expenditure: Report to Governors and Parents - 2018/19