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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

From 2012/13 the funding was extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Nationally, as a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

Please click below for the Pupil Premium Statement for 2022-2023.

What does Pupil Premium mean for my child? 

  • Pupil Premium Passport – up to £100 each academic year towards the following:
  • Funding educational trips and visits
  • Purchase of school uniform through Price & Buckland
  • Extra one-to-one or small-group support for children within the classroom
  • Free school meals
  • Subsidised school-based music lessons 
  • Purchase of books at the school led book fair
  • Additional funding for Residential Trips
  • Access to resources that boost children’s learning, such as laptops or tablets


Many of our children who are entitled to pupil premium have targeted catch-up sessions and pastoral support.  If you aren’t sure what your child receives then please speak with their class teacher.

If any of these could benefit your child, please get in contact with the School Office.