What is Pupil Premium?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, funding for which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address current inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most. The Pupil Premium has already been allocated to schools. It has been for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. It enables targeted support to be provided thus helping pupils to reach their full potential.


The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 to benefit pupils who –

  • are registered as eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in Reception to Year 11
  • are Looked After by the Local Authority (CLA),
  • are children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces
  • in 2012 funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the last 6 years (Ever 6)


The Headteacher, Steven Hatton, is our Pupil Premium Lead and the Vice Chair of Governors, Heather Haddley, is the Pupil Premium Link Governor.


Please click here to read our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2017/18