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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium funding is a government initiative designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals (FSM), children in local authority care and service children. These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from less disadvantaged backgrounds.

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (or have been at any point in the last 6 years), children who have been looked after in local authority care continuously for more than 6 months and service children.

The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help schools to provide targeted support for vulnerable children - not necessarily just children who qualify for FSM.

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 responsibility.” Source - DfE website

Is my child eligible for Pupil Premium support?

If you think that your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium support, please use the link below to check your eligibility or come into the school office, and we will help you to check. Currently, around a third of our pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium funding.

It is very important that you let us know if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium.  With the funding we receive, we can buy resources and run intervention to support your pupils and others.  Your child can also access individual benefits such as free uniform, discounted places at Breakfast or After-School Club, discounts for other clubs run in school and support with trips and residential visits.

What is the funding spent on?

Our Pupil Premium statement shows some of the ways in which we spend our Pupil Premium funding to support our most vulnerable pupils.  Some of the support in school which is funded through Pupil Premium is:

Our phonics scheme, Little Wandle.  Find information for parents about Little Wandle at

Support from Southampton’s Educational Psychology Service.

Speech and Language support from the therapists at Speaking Space in Romsey

Our Family Support Worker, Mrs C, is able to support families in a range of areas such as attendance, good routines, wellbeing, referrals to other agencies and accessing financial support.  Please see her on the school gate in the morning or ring/email the school office and ask to speak to her.

Our ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) offer a range of wellbeing and emotional support to pupils.  One intervention that is used widely and funded through Pupil Premium is Hamish and Milo.  Hamish and Milo is a ten-week group intervention and supports pupils in areas such as building self-esteem, regulating strong feelings, recognising self-worth and friendship skills.

It is vital that children’s basic needs are met so that they can learn well.  If children arrive at school without having had breakfast, they quickly feel hungry and then it is harder for them to concentrate.  Our children have the opportunity to have a bagel on arrival at school so they are ready to learn and energised! This is funded through the National School Breakfast Scheme

How to Check Whether you are Eligible or Apply for Pupil Premium Funding