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Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?


Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.

This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.

The funding is allocated to pupils Reception to Year 6 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces.

If you think your child/children may be entitled to 'free school meals' please follow the link to Derbyshire County Councils website and complete the form online. paper applications are no longer supported.

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.