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Pupil Premium Funding

What is the Pupil Premium? 


The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.


Pupil premium funding is available to:


  • local authority maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • voluntary-sector alternative provision (AP), with local authority agreement
  • special schools not maintained by the local authority (NMSS)
  • academies and free schools, including special and AP academies


Who is eligible?


Families in receipt of one of the following benefits


  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
  • Universal Credit.


What do eligible families receive?

  • Free school meals
  • Money towards the board and lodging of the year 6 residential trip to Hindleap Warren
  • Free milk for children in Reception 
  • Support in school
  • [Please see strategy document for details]


In 2019-2020 the Pupil Premium budget was £152,780


In 2020-2021 the Pupil Premium budget was £169,082


In 2021-2022 the Pupil Premium budget was £214,312 including the recovery premium funding and the money carried forward from 20-21.


In 2022-2023 the Pupil Premium budget is   £219,828.54 including money carried forward from 21-22.


In 2023-2024 the Pupil Premium budget is £227,279.34  including money carried forward from 22-23.

Pupil Premium Policy

Pupil Premium Allocation:


In the 2023/2024 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years: £1,385.

Currently we have 137 children who have successfully applied for this funding.


We monitor these children’s achievement and attainment at our termly Pupil Progress Meetings to ensure that any needs arising from their disadvantage are met from the grant.

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