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Pupil Premium Grant

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.


The Government has given the school the freedom to spend the grant in the way that it thinks will best support the raising of achievement of these pupils: our spending plan including and evaluation of the impact of the last year's funding is below.


How do I know if my child is eligible for the Pupil Premium?

Eligibility for the Pupil Premium includes those recorded in the recent census who are known to have been:

* eligible for free school meals (FSM) in any of the previous 6 years

* children who have been in local authority care for 1 day or more.

*children who have left local-authority care for one of the following reasons: adoption,a special guardianship order or a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)

* eligible for the service child premium in any of the previous 4 years


Your child may eligible for Free School Meals funding if you or your partner receive one or more of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Employment & Support Allowance (Income Related) - not Contribution related

  • Universal Credit 

  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance - not Contribution based

  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit, provided you do not also receive Working Tax Credit, with an annual taxable income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190


If you think that your child may be eligible to qualify for pupil premium funding please do not hesitate to contact the school office. This funding, if eligible, will be received each year that they remain at primary school, regardless of how your circumstances may change.


Please click on the link below to find out more about Free School Meals and to access Somerset LA's online application form:


Spending Plan and 19-20 PP report

We make extensive use of Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has produced a teaching and learning toolkit to help teachers and schools use the pupil premium effectively to support disadvantaged pupils. EEF’s families of schools database helps teachers learn about effective practice from similar schools. 


We also study the results of the annual Pupil Premium Awards, and other publications, to learn from the achievements, strengths and experience of other schools.

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