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Pupil Premium at Grange Primary School


What is Pupil Premium?

The Government has given additional funding to schools and academies for Pupil Premium children, the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals.  Once a child has become eligible for Pupil Premium funding, this continues for six years after even if circumstances change and you are no longer eligible the funding will continue for the following six years.  


The additional funding is given to raise the attainment of Pupil Premium of all abilities and to close the gaps in their learning between them and their peers. 


In the financial year 2016 to 2017, schools received £1,320 for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM).  Here at Grange Primary School we have 148 children eligible for pupil premium and therefor the school received £195,360.00


It is our responsibility to decide on how best to spend the Pupil Premium funding to provide for our children.


The main barriers to educational achievement faced by our Pupil Premium pupils:

In school barriers:

  • Speech and Language skills in Nursery children is lower for Pupil Premium than non-Pupil Premium.
  • Higher Ability Pupil Premium children do not attain as highly as non-Pupil Premium Higher Ability children.
  • Behaviour issues for a small group of Pupil Premium children in Y3 has an impact on attainment and progress within the classroom.

External barriers:

  • Attendance is currently 86% for Pupil Premium children. Good attendance should be 96% (Ofsted).
  • Punctuality can be an issue
  • Support with learning at home


For all successful new applications we provide children a free school jumper and a school book bag.

You can claim free school meals for your child if your child is in full-time education, you are responsible for your child, and you get at least one of the following benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Guaranteed pension credit
  • Child tax credit with an annual income each year of less than £16,190 (as assessed by tax credits)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal credit

If you receive child tax credit and working tax credit, your child will not qualify for free school meals.


IMPORTANT: Even if your child receives Universal Free School Meal (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) it is still important to apply for it, because Grange Primary School will receive additional funding for every eligible pupil.


If you think you might be eligible for Pupil Premium funding, Free School Meals please enquire at the school office or click on the link below to download and complete the relevant form.


The report below shows how we intend to spend the funding this year. (Avaliable soon).


The report below shows how we spent the funding last year.  

File icon: pdf Pupil Premium Report 2016-17 [pdf 149KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium Report (2017-18) [pdf 264KB] Click to download