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Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium is targeted at specific groups of pupils in order to provide additional support and resources to narrow the attainment gap.

Pupil Premium was introduced to schools, an addition to the main school budget, in April 2011 and is generated by pupils who have received free school meals any-time in the past 6 years. It is, therefore, vitally important that all children eligible for free school meals are registered as this provides a significant funding stream.

If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals, please talk to the office for further information and an application form.

Schools also receive Pupil Premium funds for children who have been ‘Looked After’ by Local Authority Care continuously for 6 months or longer, and children of service personnel.

Schools are required to publish the amount of funding received as well as the way in which they have spent the funds to raise standards in their school each financial year.

How we use the Pupil Premium

2020/21: For details of our 2020-21 Pupil Premium plan please see:

2019/20: For a review of the use of our 2019-20 Pupil Premium please see:

2018/19: For a review of the use of our 2018-19 Pupil Premium please see:

Covid-19 Catch Up Premium: You can read our Covid Catch Up Expenditure Plan to find out more details on how we plan to use this special additional funding.


The pupil premium money is a vital resource in ensuring that any gap between the eligible pupils and the rest of the children in school is narrowed. We assure parents that all matters regarding use of Pupil Premiun funding are treated with discretion and in confidence.

The PE and Sport Premium explained

The Government is spending £millions on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is allocated directly to primary headteachers. We explain how we are using our PE funding in the following document.

PE Premium Impact.