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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools based on the number of 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. For details of how to claim FSM please see the bottom of the document.

We aim to spend the Pupil Premium Grant on raising achievement for those children from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as ensuring full involvement of all pupils in school activities. The interventions are research and evidence based or have previously been shown to be successful at the school. Pupil Premium funding spending is reviewed throughout the year, with an evaluation of the impact and the new year's funding statement carried out in the summer term. 

For details and an analysis of the impact of the 2022/23 Pupil Premium funding, please click here

For details and an analysis of the impact of the 2021/22 Pupil Premium funding, please click here


Barriers to learning

Barriers to learning for pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant may include:

  • Multiple areas of deprivation: education, income, vulnerability, health, crime, living environment, housing, employment.

Factors affecting pupils eligible for pupil premium grant:

  • Many disadvantaged pupils at our school start their education at a lower level of achievement in reading, writing, mathematics and oracy than other pupils. They have had less exposure to a wide vocabulary and less experience of number and familiarity with reading.

  • Many of our disadvantaged pupils live in cramped, busy households which limits their access to materials and experiences supportive of educational success. This affects pupil confidence and knowledge of the key basic skills such as times tables.

  • Some of the parents of our disadvantaged pupils lack the confidence to support their children with learning at home.

  • Some of our pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant have low self-confidence and difficulty in regulating their emotions which acts as a barrier to their educational success.

  • Some of our most able disadvantaged pupils do not have aspirational home backgrounds.

  • Some of our disadvantaged pupils have limited opportunities for social, cultural or educational experiences beyond their immediate environment.

Your child may be able to get free school meals and additional Pupil Premium funding if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Job-seekers Allowance

  • 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 (provided you’re 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 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit

Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals. Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.

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To claim FSM and therefore enable your child to access this additional support, you can either complete the form available from the school office or complete an online application.

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