Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools so that they can support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.

Pupil premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools so that they can support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals or who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

The government believes that headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium, and are held accountable for the decisions they make. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used. Pupil Premium is a key focus for school leaders to ensure that children eligible achieve in line with their non-eligible peers both nationally and within the school setting.

Specific interventions and strategies which are being used to achieve this includes targeted additional teaching support, extension maths groups for the more able and teaching assistant-led group work.

Further information can be found in the documents available to download.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2024-25

Download our Pupil Premium 2024 strategy as a detailed PDF