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Pupil Premium and Catch Up Premium



Each year, we publish a report detailing how we have spent our PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING which includes the funding for any child who has been entitled for Free School Meals in the last 6 years, those children in care and those with a parent in the Armed Services.


This report will clearly detail the impact of this funding on these children with respect to their ability to participate and access the curriculum, their personal and emotional development and the impact on their learning. This report is shared with and analysed by the Governing body and the Governor who has the responsibility for Pupil Premium children.  


The feedback the school has received concerning this spending and the report has been very positive. The report was described as very clear and that there was well defined impact and a well thought out strategic plan for next years funding. :-)


Please note we report for the academic year even though the funding is allocated on a financial year cycle, this decision was made so we can track the impact of our funding directly on the children's learning and attainment.


If you have any questions concerning this report please do not hesitate to contact our Strategic Lead for Inclusion - Mr Richard Osmond,  via the school office



Pupil premium review of pupil premium strategy - 18-19 (new format)

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18

What is The Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is money from the government, designed to help students who are currently registered for Free School Meals, or who have been registered for Free School Meals within the last 6 years, to do well at school. Please be aware this is different to infant school children who also get a "free" universal school dinner. Pupil Premium funding is in the order of over £1000 per child registered being added to the school budget.  The children of Armed Forces families, and young people who are In Care are also eligible for Pupil Premium funding.


At the present time for those who are entitled to this funding we support the child by:

50% reduction in the cost of school trips and residential

50% reduction in the cost of after-school clubs.

We can also support children entitled to this funding by making a contribution to uniform costs, out of school activities, extra learning resources for the children and also extra support in school to guide the children with their learning.


You can see if your children is entitled for Free School Meals (Pupil Premium funding) by visiting this website:


or complete the letter below and return it to the school office and we can make the application on your behalf. We urge every family that is in receipt of the any of the following to make an application:


  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on -paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Please note:  Parents who are made redundant or start working less than 16 hours per week, may find their children are entitled to free school meals for a limited period.


 Please speak to the school office for further details.


Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding:

Application for Free School Meals Letter

Reducing the Impact of COVID plan - (Catch Up Premium Plan)