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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in 2011-2012 as an additional contribution to main school funding in order for schools to,

'address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most’ DfE April 2012'

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Pupil Premium funding was extended in 2012-2013 to include funding for children who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years (ever6).

What do we spend the additional funding on at Bishop Lonsdale Primary School?

The DfE states that it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent as they recognise that we are,‘best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility’.
(DfE April 2012). 


Further information can be found in our strategies above. 


What impact does Pupil Premium funding have?
As a school, we have a responsibility to quantify, justify and measure the impact of the way we spend our Pupil Premium to ensure that this additional funding is being used to support the pupils for whom it is intended. Published performance tables will now ‘capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium’. (DfE April 2012) Detailed outcomes of the impact of pupil premium are held by the school. In the interests of data protection, that information is not published openly in order to protect the identity of individual pupils. However the results across the school for children receiving or not FSM have continued to be outstanding despite the low allocation of funding. The strategy of targeting interventions at those children who require it is helping all children, irrespective of whether they receive FSM.


How do I apply for Pupil Premium ? 

Follow the link below for all the further information you need .







Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Extra funding is now available to support some three and four year old children on funded childcare places. Up to £300 per year can be accessed for eligible children attending a private, voluntary, independent or governor run childcare provider graded by Ofsted as Outstanding, Good or Requires Improvement. This also applies to maintained nursery school classes.


Three and four year olds will be eligible if their parents are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

*** In addition, a child will be eligible if they:

  • have been looked after by the local authority for at least one day
  • have been adopted from care
  • have left care through special guardianship; and
  • are subject to a child arrangement order


Applications for the funding must be made by the childcare setting where the child is attending. Parent/carers need to complete the attached form and give their consent to check eligibility for their child for Early Years Pupil Premium.