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The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools to:

  • raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
  • support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.

Schools receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6). In 2015 – 2016, the school will receive the following funding for the educational benefit of those eligible pupils registered at that school;

  • £1,320 for each eligible primary aged pupil.
  • £1,900 for each Looked After Child.
  • £300 for each Service Child.

Key Principles For Using The Pupil Premium Grant

1. The school has a commitment to raise achievements for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and ensure they make progress at least in line with other pupils.
2. The school will create an overall package of support aimed to tackle the range of barriers including; attendance, behaviour, external factors, professional development focusing on improving outcomes for all eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement, opportunities for first-hand experiences and development of literacy and numeracy skills.
3. The school will direct resources and interventions to accelerate the progress of eligible pupils aiming to close the attainment gap compared to their peers.
4. The school will use data to carefully track the impact of targeted Pupil Premium spending (interventions, projects or pedagogy) on the attainment and progress of eligible pupils.
5. The Governing Body will closely monitor the school’s effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils.

Please click on the following links to see the strategy for the school's use of Pupil Premium funding.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017/18

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016/17


Pupil Premium Spending

Please click on the following links to see how the school spends the Pupil Premium Grant and the impact of the spend on pupil outcomes.


Pupil Premium Spending 2017/18

Pupil Premium Spending 2016/17

Pupil Premium Spending 2015/16




Eligibility for Pupil Premium

Free school meals are available to all key stage one pupils and to children whose parents receive certain benefits.

These include one or more of the following:

  • income support;
  • income-based Jobseekers' allowance;
  • income-related employment and support allowance;
  • income-based and contributions-based JSA or ESA on an equal basis;
  • child tax credit, provided you are not entitled to working tax credit, and have an annual household income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190;
  • support under part VI of the immigration and asylum act 1999;
  • guarantee element of state pension credit; or
  • universal credit - during the initial roll-out of the benefit.

Where parents are entitled to working tax credit during a four-week "run-on" period immediately after their employment has ceased, or after they have started to work fewer than 16 hours a week, their children are entitled to free school meals.

Children who receive income support or income-based Jobseekers' allowance in their own right are also entitled to free school meals. 

If you meet the above criteria, apply by using the application form. Applications are usually processed the same day. If your child is entitled to free school meals you will receive a letter confirming the date when the meals will start. The school will also be notified. You should continue to pay until confirmation comes through. Schools may be able to arrange reimbursement of payment made while your entitlement is being confirmed. If you are not entitled to free school meals, you will be notified in writing.

Free school meals claims cannot be backdated. They are awarded from the date we receive the application, once eligibility is confirmed.

If you have moved to North Yorkshire from another authority area, your entitlement to free school meals does not automatically transfer. You will need to re-apply to us.


Universal Free School Meals for Infants

From September 2014 all children in key stage one, which includes reception, year one and year two, are entitled to a free school meal. Parents who are on benefits and meet the above criteria are still encouraged to apply for additional funding known as pupil premium funding. This benefits the school and helps increase your child's attainment. For further information on free meals please contact the school office.

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