Pupil Premium


What is 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.

‘Disadvantaged pupils’ are those who have claimed free school meals at any point in the last six years and pupils in care, or who left care through adoption or another formal route. Evidence shows that the progress and achievement of disadvantaged pupils is normally lower than that of ‘other’ pupils.  Additionally, schools are allocated Service Premium, to support the pastoral care of pupils who have a parent serving in the armed forces or a parent who is retired with a pension from the Ministry of Defence.

Evidence from research suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across the following 3 areas:

Teaching - schools arrange training and professional development for all their staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils.

Academic and Pastoral support - schools should decide on the main issues stopping their pupils from succeeding at school and use the pupil premium to support extra help.

Wider approaches - this may include broader use of the pupil premium

The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the fiscal year; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

Please view our pupil premium strategy document below