Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is funding given to schools in England to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. In addition, it is used to support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.


Recovery Premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools to use when delivering evidence-based approaches for supporting any disadvantaged pupils.


How do you know if your child can access this funding?

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are automatically entitled to have a free healthy school meal.

All children under the age of 5 get free school milk. All children who would like to can also buy milk through www.coolmilk.com


Pupil Premium funding is given to schools based on eligibility for Free School Meals over the last 6 years (excluding the infant free school meals provision).  Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals (and additional Pupil Premium funding for the school to support your child) if you or your partner are receiving any of the following benefits

  • Universal credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of pension credit
  • Child tax credit (provided you’re not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working tax credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit


How to register and the benefits of doing so

How we will use pupil premium funding:

Registering for Free School Meals could raise money for your child’s school. Registering for free meals and Pupil Premium could raise an extra £1,300 for your child’s school.

In line with the guidance provided by the Department of Education, we use the Pupil Premium Funding for the following areas:

  1. Teaching – investing in high-quality training and professional development for teachers to provide quality first teaching.
  2. Targeted academic support – additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs, for example: one-to-one/small group tuition and interventions.
  3. Wider approaches – support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, enrichment activities, behaviour and social and emotional challenges.

Below are some examples of the ‘wider approaches’ used:

  • Intervention groups
  • Lunchtime nurture groups
  • Pastoral support and initiatives, improving mental health and wellbeing
  • Enrichment activities (such as educational visits, music lessons)
  • Contribution towards residential trips
  • Learning Resources
  • Extra-curricular after school clubs

It is therefore important to sign up for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium as this involves more than a free school lunch and school will receive extra funding to ensure your child gets additional support.

For further information contact the school office or follow the link/s below:​


The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and is used to support children who are entitled to free school meals, who are looked after children and children whose parents are  currently serving  in the armed forces ensuring equality of  opportunity.  
(‘The Pupil Premium  – How schools are using the Pupil Premium funding to raise achievements for  disadvantaged pupils.’ Ofsted September 2012)


Planned use of Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium 2022/23

The school has published its Pupil Premium strategy for 2022/23 below which includes the following:
– the current impact of Pupil Premium Funding
– the school’s current Pupil Premium and recovery grant allocation
– a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school
– how we will spend the Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium to address the barriers and the reasons for that approach
– how we will measure the impact of the Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium

PP Strategy 2023-24