Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011 for pupils in England from low income families.

The grant is for pupils who:

  • Have been eligible for free school meals [FSM] at any point in the last 6 years
  • Has been in care for more than 6 months
  • Parents are in the armed forces

From April 2014, schools in England can receive the pupil premium for children adopted from care or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order (SGO) on or after 30 December 2005.

The purpose of this grant is to address the underlying inequalities between the Free School Meal pupils and their peers.

The school is free to spend the money to support pupils in all aspects of school life and to ensure that they reach their full potential and are well equipped to make the next steps in life after they leave.

Pupil Premium Strategy for September 2019-2020

The document below provides a summary of the barriers to achievement our pupils can face, and the actions being taken to ensure they reach their full potential. 

Further detail regarding the specific allocation of the PP grant can be provided upon request.

Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

The Department for Education (DFE) provides funding to schools for these pupils, who do not meet the standard score in English and maths (Literacy/Numeracy) at Key Stage 2. 

The aim of this funding is to: 

  • To increase social mobility. 
  • To ensure that students from all backgrounds have an equal opportunity to thrive and to be successful. 
  • Reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving students nationally



Pupil Premium Strategy 19-20 (pdf)


Catch Up Fund Statement 19-20 (pdf)


Pupil Premium Impact Review 18-19 (pdf)