Why has the Government introduced Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and the government feels that this is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers. The funding is to tackle disadvantage and is targeted towards the pupils that need it most.

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how it is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.

 Key Facts

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Pupil Premium 2016-17

Our information on how we used funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children in the 2017-18 academic year can be found here.

Please find our 2016-17 Pupil Premium information here.

Sport and PE Funding

Our 2017/18 Sport and PE Funding information can be found here.

Our 2016/17 Sport and PE Funding information can be found here.


87% of our 2017-18 Year 6 cohort were judged to have been able to swim at the required national standard, having been able to confidently swim for 25 metres.