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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 2016/17 academic year, the funding was set at £1320 for primary aged children and has remained unchanged since.

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 is £2300 per pupil with the following eligibility criteria:

  • identified in the January 2018 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
    • adoption
    • a special guardianship order
    • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

For pupils who attract the £2,300 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority (in our case, of Achieving for Children) that looks after the pupil will manage the funding. This means that All Saints does not necessarily receive the whole of the specified rate.

Further information about the Pupil Premium may be found at this Government website:


Further information about the AfC Virtual School may be found here:

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:

How to obtain Pupil Premium funding

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.  â€‹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 and to look at the following documents:

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.'