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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.

The school receives funding for the following groups of pupils:

  • Pupils who eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years.

  • Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care.

  • Pupils with a parent who is serving in HM Forces or has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence. This funding is to help with pastoral support.


Funding (£2345 per pupil) is are paid to the Local Authority (LA) for children who are looked after by the LA. The designated virtual school head (VSH) in the LA will manage the PPG for pupils eligible for the £2,530 funding. The VSH will ensure there are arrangements in place to discuss how the child will benefit from pupil premium funding with the designated teacher or another member of staff in the child’s education setting who best understands their needs.


Eligibility For Free School Meals

Your child could get a free school meal if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseekers 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 (as long as you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you don’t get more than £16,190 a year)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

  • Universal Credit (with annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits you get).


Applications to receive or check eligibility for free school meals is managed through the local authority, which you can find here.

Our Aims

The focus of this strategy is to support our disadvantaged learners to make good progress across their subjects but also inspire pupils to believe that anything is possible. The strategy will be split into three strands; teaching and learning whole school strategies, intervention strategies to support our learners and then wider strategies.


We have taken guidance from the Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) pupil premium guide to inform the various strategies we wish to implement. For more information please use the link below.

Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) pupil premium guide 

Our three-year specific strategic aims can be found in our 'Pupil Premium Strategy Statement' by following the link below


For more information, please contact the pupil premium team at

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