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Pupil Premium Funding

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in 2011/12. It provides additional funding to help schools ‘close the gap’ between children who are vulnerable to underachievement and all other children at the school. 


Parents and carers can help the school claim all the money they can by making sure that if their child is eligible for free school meals, they register them with us - even if they're not going to have a school lunch or if they are in Key Stage 1 they automatically get a free meal.  Siblings of Pupil Premium children do not automatically qualify and you have to register each child in the household as they start school. 


The £1345 that the school receives for each Pupil Premium child each year is allocated to that child and can be used to help them with learning, attendance or even enrichment.   We have included a breakdown summary regarding how we use our total Pupil Premium income in the documents below.