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Pupil Premium 

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

  • The pupil premium is a 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 have been 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 current level of the premium in £1320 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) based on the January census and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months.
  • In 2013-14 eligibility for the Pupil Premium was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.

Our Pupil Premium Offer


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 Strategy 2021/2022- Updated October 2021- please see document below. 

 Meadowside Academy PP Strategy 21-22.pdfDownload
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