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Pupil Premium

Please read the reports to find out how expenditure has helped increase the attainment of pupils eligible for the premium.

The Government gives grants to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.  The grant is allocated in two parts:

  • Pupil premium for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years and service children in mainstream schools
  • Pupil premium for looked-after children and pupils eligible for FSM in any of the previous six years in non-mainstream settings.



  • From 1st April 2018 an income threshold of £7,400 will be applied to Universal Credit claimants. If the parent(s) income is above that a new claim for means-tested free school meals will be rejected.

  • Pupils already in receipt of free school meals on 1st April 2018 will have their claims protected until the end of year 11 (if they are currently in year 3 or above) or the end of year 6 (if they are currently in nursery, reception, year one, or year two) whatever happens to their family's income during that time. 

  • Pupils who become eligible for means-tested free school meals after 1st April 2018 will have the same protected status

A requirement of the School Information Regulations 2012 is to publish the pupil premium allocation information online. The reports include:

  • The amount of the school’s allocation from the pupil premium grant in respect of the current academic year
  • Details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent
  • Details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent
  • The effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at our school in respect of whom the grant was allocated


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