Meadowside Community Primary School

Meadowside Primary School  - "Sowing the seeds for success"

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Pupil Premium Funding

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

  • The pupil premium is a new form of funding in addition to main school funding to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
  • The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and it is for schools to decide how the funding will be spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. The funding is allocated to schools per FSM pupil.


  • Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
  • New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
  • From September 2012, schools will be required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
  • To close the achievement gap by ensuring that any pupil at risk of underachieving are identified early and support and intervention is provided for those pupils.  In particular those that are on FSM or Looked After Children.

Key facts

  • The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
  • The level of the premium in 2014-15 is £1500 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) based on the January 2012 Census and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months.
  • In 2013-14 eligibility for the Pupil Premium will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.

Pupil Premium Spend 2015/16

The school has been allocated £32,560 for the financial year 2015/16 and has targeted the funding as follows:

Provision  Outcome for Pupil Premium Cohort
Intervention work To enable all pupils to make progress and succeed.
Pastoral Officer To provide emotional support  and develop academic ability and to facilitate the development of positive relationships with pupils and their families.
Extra Curricular Activities/ After School Club To make extra curricular activities available to those who for financial reasons are not able to access.  To enhance learning and social opportunities.
School Trips & Visits Fund school trips and visits for those disadvantaged pupils who would be otherwise unable to attend.


Pupil Premium 2016/2017

The allocation for 2016/17 is £34,460 with which we will provide ongoing support to these children year on year with the above provisions.

Pupil Premium Information

The following Pupil Premium Information document shows a chart presenting the breakdown of the average pupil achievments in Reading, Writing and Maths for each Year group.