What is Pupil Premium?

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’). 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 school will 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 head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

Pupil Premium Review 2019-2020

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020-2021

COVID-19 winter grant scheme
If you are a family on a low income you could get food vouchers for your children over the Christmas period. The money to pay for these vouchers has come from the government through its COVID-19 winter grant scheme which is over and above the other support schemes already provided by Derbyshire County Council. The family of every child who gets free school meals in Derbyshire schools because of low income can get a £30 food voucher for the Christmas holidays. You will get another voucher in February if you are still eligible, the amount will depend on the number of children who qualify at that time. Some other families are also eligible based on financial hardship. You will receive vouchers if you meet one of the following criteria:
• Have a child aged 3 to 18 in a Derbyshire school (nursery to year 13), eligible for free school meals because of low household income.
• Have a child aged 3 or 4 not in a Derbyshire school nursery that receives free childcare and qualifies for 'pupil premium' based on low income (this is sometimes called 'economic funding').
• Have a child aged 2 that is eligible for free 2-year-old childcare because of low household income. You do not need to do anything if your child already meets these criteria (see our website for full terms and conditions). We will contact you and you should receive a payment by email or text message that should arrive by 21 December 2020. If you have children and you do not currently claim free school meals or meanstested free childcare you may still be eligible. For full details of the scheme or to see what help and support is available, please visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/winter


We have a governor who takes specific interest and monitors pupil premium spending in the school - Mr Damien Greenhalgh he says
"Our school and I are passionate about ensuring that all our students have an equal opportunity to make good progress. We will continue to make good use of the Pupil Premium Grant to help us achieve this."

PDF: PP-strategy statement 2018-2019

PDF: PP-strategy statement 2020-21

PDF: PP funding review 2017-2018

PDF: PP funding review 2019-2020

PDF: Pupil Premium 2011-2012

PDF: Pupil Premium 2012-2013

PDF: Pupil Premium 2013-2014

PDF: Pupil Premium 2014-2015

PDF: Pupil Premium 2015-2016

PDF: Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017

PDF: Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-2018