Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way 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 was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel



The Government believes that headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • the new Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium
  • the new reports for parents that schools now have to publish online



St John's Pupil Premium 2014-15

St John's Pupil Premium Report to Governors 2014 15



St John's Pupil Premium 2015-16

St John's Pupil Premium Report to Governors 2015 16



St John's Pupil Premium 2017-18

Pupil Premium Projected Spend 2017-2018



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