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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 strategy is reviewed annually and monitored by the Governing Body throughout the school year. Action plans are shared with parents termly and staff are always available to discuss outcomes and developments or concerns as the school has an open door policy. 

Pupil Premium 2019/20

Pupil Premium 2018/19
Pupil Premium 2017/18

Pupil Premium 2016/17

Is your child entitled to extra support in school?


In addition to receiving a free school meal, if your joint family income is less than £16,190 per year and you are in receipt of benefits your child may have access to extra funding.

Why register?

Registering for free school meals and pupil premium could raise an extra £1,300 for your child's school to fund valuable support like:

· Funding exciting projects across the school

· Support with their learning - TAs, resources, training for support staff, extra teacher time, mentoring, booster work, tutor time.

· After school activities 

· Breakfast Club / After School Clubs

· School visits and Residentials

· Support with uniform 

This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving eligible benefits. It is therefore important to sign up for free school meals/pupil premium as this involves more than a free school lunch and your child's school will receive extra funding to ensure your child gets support.

The pupil premium grant (PPG) is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers; and to support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.

The PPG per-pupil for 2019 to 2020 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupils Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM) £1,320
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £2,300
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order £2,300
Service children Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £300


All pupil premium children across the school are highlighted on our tracking systems and in pupil progress meetings, which occur on a half termly basis. These allow us to assign interventions and support where it is needed. Measurable interventions are put in place and  assessed in pupil progress meetings. The whole school is tracked on a provision map, where individual needs and concerns are recorded and targets amended as they are met. 


Pupil Premium money will continue to be used to enable access to trips and  the Year 5/6 residential trip as this will be especially useful in building confidence at the end of school ready for transition to secondary. PP is also being used throughout the school to develop outdoor learning opportunities and to provide resources to support development for both EYFS, KS1 & KS2 pupil premium children. 

Application for Free School Meals