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What is the Pupil Premium?


The pupil premium is a government scheme that was introduced in 2011 to improve the education of underprivileged children. It was launched after several research papers suggested that there was a significant gap between the educational performance of disadvantaged children and their classmates. In contrast to the rest of their classmates, many children who are eligible for pupil premium have to face extra challenges daily. These challenges can include attendance issues, lack of confidence and difficulty communicating with others.

The scheme aims to grant schools extra funding so that they’re able to provide additional support for children who are faced with these types of challenges. Its objective is to help schools unlock the learning potential of their pupils and provide them with a better education. It also aspires to narrow the gap in educational development between children of underprivileged backgrounds and their peers.


St Peter's C of E First School acknowledges the responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and we are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs in order to ‘narrow the gap’ between vulnerable pupils and their peers.


Please see attached below, a summary of how our Pupil Premium Funding is allocated. We note that the planning is likely to remain similar while the EEF guidance on value for money and impact remains the same.


Pupil Premium Grant - Strategy and Analysis of Impact Report

This report includes:

A three year plan - detailing how our pupil premium will be spent and the impact of the previous year’s expenditure

Amount of pupil premium allocation for the current year

A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at our school

How we’ll spend the grant to address those barriers and the reasoning for that approach

How the impact will be measured

The date of the next review of our pupil premium strategy