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 Government’s current measure of disadvantage is any child who is or has been eligible for Free School Meals in the past six years. Evidence suggests that the average performance of disadvantaged children is below that of non-disadvantaged children and that progress is slower. The Pupil Premium, introduced in April 2011, seeks to address these inequalities by providing schools with additional funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

To find out whether your child qualifies for free school meals and, hence, whether we would receive additional funding, click below:

Free School Meals


All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment. As with every child in our care, a child who is considered to be ‘socially disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop their full potential, irrespective of need.

Please press here to read our three-year Pupil Premium Strategy 2021 - 2024

Click here to read our 2023 - 2024 Pupil Premium Strategy.