Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.


‘The Best in Everyone’

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.  The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who: 

  • have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’),
  • have been adopted from care or have left care (LAC),
  • are children of service personnel.

Pupil Premium

  • We believe in the capacity of every pupil to achieve at the highest levels
  • We do not believe that social or financial disadvantage should ever be an obstacle to a young person’s life chances
  • We use every funding source and educational strategy at our disposal to remove barriers to success for our pupils
  • We encourage every pupil to believe in their self and their potential to achieve
  • We support every pupil to take pride in their achievements and to always aspire to achieve even more


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