Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is a sum of money allocated to schools each year to narrow attainment gaps between pupils from low income families and their peers. It aims to provide significant funding for disadvantaged children to help close the attainment gap.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to the school and is generated by children:

  • who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)*;
  • who have been 'looked after' continuously by a Local Authority for more than 6 months;
  • children from service families.
  • *From 2012-2013 it also included pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years.

What should it be used for?

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we are accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the premium and the extra support they receive.


Year Strategy Impact Review
2019-2020 Report Review - due August 2020
2018-2019 Report Review
2017-2018 Report Review