Pupil premium is additional funding provided to schools for supporting more disadvantaged pupils to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children.  There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • Looked after children
  • Armed forces children

In 2012/13 the school received £56,693 in Pupil Premium allocations. In 2013/14 this will be £81,900.  In 2012/13 the pupil premium was used in a variety of ways. These included:


  • additional staff for 1:1 tuition and phonic groups
  • additional welfare staff
  • support through counselling services
  • extra curricular activities
  • free milk to all KS1 children
  • attendance initiatives
  • whole class rewards (eg. treat to their chosen venue)
  • subsidized school trips and residentials

Examples of impact in 2012/13 included:


  • dramatic improvement in phonic knowledge at EYFS and KS1
  • better behaviour at lunchtime
  • families supported with improved relationships
  • children enjoy enrichment activities that support learning
  • improved attendance
  • better behaviour and learning in class