Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.

It’s allocated for schools to:

  • improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities
  • close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country

You can find further information about the pupil premium in Pupil Premium Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 174KB, 8 pages) .

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been continuously looked after for at least 6 months (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget. A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services. Leyburn Primary School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps.

We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximize progress.

Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. This includes an identified governor having responsibility for Pupil Premium, the Head teacher and subject leaders leading the development plan and a coordinated strategic leadership approach to implementing plans. All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governors  ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.

An inter-threaded matrix approach for the support of PPG pupils is enabling school to develop a strong, comprehensive and sustainable support package which leads to improvements in outcomes for this identified group.

Pupils from Service Families

Pupils from Service families also attract Pupil Premium funding at the level of £300 per child.  This money is to be used to support pupils’ pastoral needs, for example during times of parental deployment or during a move to, or away from, our school.

Key Priority

To close the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of those students in low-income families.

 What do we expect to see:

Targeted additional support strategies which result in every student, however financially disadvantaged, being able to have full access to our curriculum and all our extra-curricular experiences. All students in the target group who are currently under performing because of the impact of their disadvantaged background will make improved progress leading to narrowing of any attainment gaps.