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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding. The pupil premium strategy is reviewed annually and monitored by the Governing Body throughout the school year. Action plans are shared with parents termly and staff are always available to discuss outcomes and developments or concerns as the school has an open door policy. 

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • 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 guaranteed 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 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:


Why register?

Registering for free school meals and pupil premium could raise an extra £1,455 for your child's school to fund valuable support like:

Ways which we can support your child:

· Support with their learning, every step of the way

· After school activities 

· Breakfast Club / After School Clubs

· School visits and Residentials

· Support with uniform 

This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving eligible benefits. It is therefore important to sign up for free school meals/pupil premium as this involves more than a free school lunch and your child's school will receive extra funding to ensure your child gets support.

For further information collect a form from the school office or follow the link below:


The pupil premium grant (PPG) is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers; and to support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.



The PPG per-pupil for 2023/24 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupilsPupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM)£1,455
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM£1,035
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority£2,410
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order£2,410
Service childrenPupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence£330


All pupil premium children across the school are highlighted on our tracking systems and in pupil progress meetings, which occur on a half termly basis. These allow us to assign interventions and support where it is needed. Measurable interventions are put in place and  assessed in end pupil progress meetings. The whole school is tracked on a provision map, where individual needs and concerns are recorded and targets amended as they are met. 


Pupil Premium money will continue to be used to enable access to trips and  the Year 5/6 residential trip as this will be especially useful in building confidence at the end of school ready for transition to secondary. PP is also being used throughout the school to develop outdoor learning opportunities and to provide resources to support development for both EYFS, KS1 & KS2 pupil premium children.