Disadvantaged Pupils

Pupil Premium

In 2011, the Government sought to address the inequality in attainment of disadvantaged pupils (compared to their non-disadvantaged counterparts) by allocating funds to schools.

Disadvantaged pupils’ refers to those pupils who attract government pupil premium funding i.e. those pupils claiming free school meals at any point in the last six years and those in care or who left care through adoption or another formal route e.g. Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangement Order.

Pupil Premium pupils receive a grant of £955 per pupil.

Pupils in care or who have left care (CLA) receive a grant of £2,345 per pupil.

Children of of service personnel receive a grant of £310 (although they are not technically classified as ‘disadvantaged’.

Click here for the FSM Letter

Click here for the FSM Application

Click here for the Pupil Premium Report

Catch-Up Strategy

On 19th June 2020, the Government announced a Catch-Up Fund of £1 billion divided into two parts:

Full details on eligibility, funding allocation, payments and use of the funds can be found in the DfE guidance Covid-19 Catch-up Premium

Click here for the Catch-Up Strategy