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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

Disadvantaged Pupils are defined as:

  • Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 as recorded as Ever 6 FSM: £1,320
  • Looked After Children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English Local Authority: £2,300
  • Children who have ceased to be Looked After by a Local Authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residents order: £2,300

Service Children: pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence: £300

Children entitled to free school meals, or those who have been entitled during the previous six years, including children who have been looked after in care continually for more than six months.

To be eligible for Free School Meals, parents must be receiving one of the following:
· income support or income-based Job Seekers Allowance;
· Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of less than £16,190 (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit)
. Universal Credit with an annual taxable income of £7,400 or less
· Pension Guarantee Credit;
· income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
· support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

To claim FSM and therefore enable your child to access this additional support, you need complete an online application.

The Pupil Premium grant for 2019/20 is £1320 per pupil and our school will receive £134,180 for this academic year (95 pupils).

We aim to spend the Pupil Premium on narrowing the gap and raising achievement for those children from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as ensuring full involvement of all pupils in school activities regardless of their parent or carer’s ability to pay.

Support and Impact

The main barriers to learning for Pupil Premium pupils at our school tends to be lack of resilience, basic skills in reading, writing and maths (specifically boys’ writing) and focused support for this learning at home. So we use the funding to provide smaller-sized teaching groups and individualised tuition to address these barriers to learning, as well as social and emotional support to develop pupils’ self-confidence and attendance.

In accordance with our charging policy, we also subsidise school activities to ensure equal entitlement for all.


Follow this link to view expenditure and impact data.

Financial Summary

Year£ per pupilBudgetNumber of PP pupils% of school
2017/18132088,600 6819
(Primary from Sept 18)

Pupil Attainment Summary

(Gap between pupil premium pupils and others)

Age-related 20152016201720182019
Number of Y6 PP pupils 826191420
Scaled Score 100+
Scaled Score 100+
Scaled Score 100+
Greater Depth
Scaled Score 110+
Greater Depth
Scaled Score 110+
Scaled Score 110+