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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.


The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’) and also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel. Schools are free to decide how to allocate Pupil Premium funding and we recognise that within our school there are children (some of whom are not eligible for Free school Meals) who may at any point during their school career require additional support and intervention.


We are committed to meeting the children's pastoral, social and academic needs in a nurturing environment. If you believe you may be eligible for Free School Meals but have not already registered this with us, please do so as soon as possible. It is important to note that although EYFS and KS1 children currently receive school meals without charge, an application should you be eligible would be beneficial, since the additional funding can help the school to provide for your child in many other ways.


Schools have the freedom to spend Pupil Premium funding in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils and we aim to diminish the differences in progress and achievement between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. All staff are accountable for the progress of these children who are given a high profile. When deciding how to spend the pupil premium allocation we look at barriers faced by disadvantaged pupils in the context of our school and focus spending on addressing these barriers to learning. Each pupil is unique in their situation and our response to their needs reflects this.


Progress and attainment of pupils is carefully tracked and analysed termly and additional support is quickly put in place to support pupils as required. Interventions are targeted to ensure eligible children benefit from the funding. In making provision for disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all children who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any child or groups of children identified as being disadvantaged.

Does your child qualify for the Pupil Premium?

If your child qualifies for free schools meals or you are in the armed forces, the school will, in return, receive additional funding to support them. Please follow the link below to see if you meet the criteria, or alternatively, please contact the school office for further guidance.



Free school meals  


All children and young people


Please click on the link above if you receive any of the following: 


  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods, and your monthly average income over three assessment periods should be no more than £616.67) 
  • Income Support 
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance 
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance 
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit 
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190) 
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.


Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

What we are doing in 2023/24

In addition to the provisions used in 2022-2023 we are:


  • Focusing on Oracy development and will be working towards becoming a 'Voice 21' school.  This is a key area of school development and essential in supporting our pupil premium children.
  • Providing children with regular opportunities to share their pupil voice, looking at ways in which we can reflect on learning opportunities we provide and respond to their feedback.
  • Continuing to monitor and analyse the progress and attainment of Pupil Premium children.
  • Providing the children in our care with the tools they need to develop, build and embed their enquiry skills linked to our enquiry curriculum.
  • Developing independent learning skills for all pupils focusing on our learning characteristics to ensure our children are determined to succeed and be the best that they can be.
  • Class teachers will continue to carry out pupil conferencing to measure the impact of support and intervention on the targets for individual pupils.
  • Children will continue to receive regular intervention (academic and pastoral) supporting them in achieving their targets.
  • Refining approaches to feedback and teacher assessment
  • Improving language development and the level of oracy skills across the school, with a particular focus on CPD for staff.
  • Developing early reading and phonics throughout EYFS and KS1 following the implementation of our phonics scheme 'Essential Letters and Sounds' in the last academic year.
  • Maintaining the high outcomes for all children, particularly those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, across all subjects at the end of key stages.
  • Ensuring high quality teaching of reading throughout the school and improving the quality of phonics teaching and learning.
  • Monitoring and improving academic performance for pupil premium pupils accessing pastoral support.
  • Continuing to improve the attendance and punctuality, particularly for vulnerable pupils working with the Education Welfare Officer.
  • Working in partnership with parents and carers.

Pupil Premium Strategy