Pupil Premium


The Government considers the Pupil Premium to be a key element of their education policy.

Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium provides additional funding to schools to target specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement.


Overview of Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Funding is received from central government according to the number of pupils on roll who are eligible for Free School Meals. Schools will also receive funding for each looked-after pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more, was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under either a special guardianship order or a residence order.

It is for schools to decide how to spend pupil premium funding since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.

What are the aims of the Pupil Premium?

The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to raise the achievement and aspirations of disadvantaged groups of children and narrow gaps in achievement and progress. The link between free school meal eligibility and underachievement is strong. The Pupil Premium seeks to tackle this inequality in educational outcomes. The Premium is intended to help schools to provide targeted support to improve the life chances of children from lower income families and young people who face additional challenges in their lives so that they can reach their full potential.

How can parents and carers contribute to the success of the Pupil Premium scheme?

If your child is eligible for free school meals, it is worth registering them even if they have a 'universal free meal' or if they prefer to have a packed lunch.

Being eligible for free school meals also entitles your child to free milk and we may be able to offer discounts on various activities and events.

It will have a direct impact on the funding for our school and will maximize the support we can provide.

Click here for more information as to whether your child may be eligible for free school meals

Parental support and involvement is a key factor in raising standards. If you would like help or advice with supporting your child, please make an appointment to see Mr Sutcliffe, Deputy Headteacher.

See below for details of the funding recieved by school and how the funding is spent:

Pupil Premium 2016-2017


Pupil Premium 2015-2016

Pupil Premium 2014 -2015




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