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Pupil Premium

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


The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.


In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their



Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. Schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the premium.


Key facts

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


  • The level of the premium in 2014-15 was £1300 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months.
  • The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid to local authorities by means of a specific grant based on January 2011 school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children looked after data returns (SSDA903).


  • Local authorities are responsible for looked after children in care and will make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll.


  • The Government decided in 2012-13 that eligibility for the Pupil Premium will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.


Service Premium


A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces; this was £300 for 2014-15 and continues for 2015-16. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.


What does this mean for Pupil Premium Children at Peakirk-cum-Glinton CofE?


As follows:


At Peakirk-cum-Glinton Primary School all pupils will experience a broad and balanced curriculum in a supportive environment where their self-discipline, motivation and self-esteem are raised in order to achieve excellence in learning. The total amount of Pupil Premium funding that we received for 2015-16 was £34,180. This was based on children the school and Local Authority identified. We also have looked after children who trigger funding.