Pupil Premium Overview


The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in reception to Year 11. For Children Looked After (CLA) the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns. Also, where a parent/carer informs us of a child who was previously a CLA, is adopted or is under an SGO, school can claim a Post-CLA premium for that child. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

Objectives for Pupil Premium at St Andrew’s C.E. (Aided) Primary School

  • St Andrew’s C.E. (Aided) Primary School will ensure that the additional pupil premium funding reaches the groups of pupils for whom it was intended and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.
  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
  • As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.

School Policy

The Headteacher and governing body have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that it represents value for money.


The Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the Governing Body on its progress and impact.