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Pupil Premium

From the DfE website:


Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
  • often do not perform as well as their peers

The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.

Eligibility and funding

Schools get pupil premium funding based on the number of pupils they have in January each year from the following groups:

Free school meals

Schools get £1,320 for every primary age pupil, or £935 for every secondary age pupil, who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.

From April 2020 the new rates will be:

  • £1,345 per primary-aged pupil
  • £955 per secondary-aged pupil

Looked-after and previously looked-after children

Schools get £2,300 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.

Local authorities get the same amount for each child they are looking after; they must work with the school to decide how the money is used to support the child’s Personal Education Plan.

From April 2020, the new rate will be £2,345 per eligible pupil.

Find out how we spent our monies and the impact by clicking the links below.

File icon: pdf Pupil Premium 2019-2020.pdf [pdf 510KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium 2018-2019.pdf [pdf 278KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium 2016 to 2017.pdf [pdf 268KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium 2015-2016 [pdf 119KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium 2014-2015 [pdf 116KB] Click to download