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Pupil Premium (Disadvantaged Children)

Who are Disadvantaged Children?

Schools, throughout the country, receive additional funding to support Disadvantaged Children to help raise their attainment from reception to Year 11. This funding is also known as Pupil Premium.  Government findings have shown that this group of children has consistently lower educational attainment than those from other groups. It was first introduced in April 2011 and in the 2013/14 academic year amounted to £953 per pupil.  In the 2016/17 academic year the funding increased to £1320 for primary aged children.

The school receives Disadvantaged Children funding if a child:

  • comes from a low income family that is currently eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • comes from a low income family that has been entitled to free school meals at any point in the last six years
  • has a parent serving in the Armed Forces

Funding for Looked After Children funding remains £1900 per pupil in 2016/17 with the following eligibility criteria:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.

Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the Virtual School Head (VSH) in the Local Authority that looks after the child.

Further information may be found at this Government website:

Additional Funding to Schools for Children who were Looked After

How We Spend the Pupil Premium Grant
At All Saints we know that every child is different and will therefore have different needs.  We judge what support will be most beneficial for each child and invest the pupil premium accordingly. A report detailing how the Pupil Premium grant is spent in the school is available here or at the bottom of the page.

Teachers produce details of the support activities provided for children in their classes, identifying when these activities will take place, who will lead the support  and who will benefit from the support.  All Pupil Premium children are included in this plan.  A large part, but not all, of our funding is spent on additional classroom support.

Government funding for the Pupil Premium is based on children who have been registered for free school meals at any time in the last 6 years.  It is therefore important we make sure all those who qualify are actually registered.  Even if you (or your child) don't want to receive free school meals on a regular basis, there are other educational benefits they can receive through the Pupil Premium.  ​If you think your child is eligible for Pupil Premium, please complete an application form.  It may also be helpful to visit this page on our website:

Disadvantaged Children and Free School Meals (for pupils aged 2 to 16 years)

Pupil Premium Application Form

LOVING ALL OUR NEIGHBOURS - John 15: 12 'This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.'