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’).

The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage
reaches the pupils who need it most. We are committed to ensuring that this funding is directed effectively to support the specific needs of the students and robustly evaluated to ensure best practice is incorporated and value for money sustained.

The funding awarded to schools to help fund projects and strategies to close the gap is as follows:

  • Those who have been in receipt of free school meals at any point in the past 6 years (Ever 6 FSM)(£935 per child)
  • Those who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (LAC) (£1900 per child)
  • Those who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or those who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order (Post-LAC)(£1900 per child)
  • Those children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or were eligible for funding in the last 4 years (Ever 4 Service Child)
    (£300 per child)

Please download a copy of the Strategic Pupil Premium Plan here:

Please download a copy of the Pupil Premium Plan Evaluation 2016/17 here:

Year 7 Catch-up Premium

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium is a type of funding additional to the main school funding. It is received from the government and is allocated to students who failed to achieve a National Curriculum Level 4 at the end of Key Stage 2 in either Mathematics or English reading. Schools are free to spend the Catch-Up Premium as they see fit within specific parameters.

Unlike Pupil Premium, the Catch-Up Premium is only awarded to students in Year 7.