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Pupil Premium Funding

What is it?
The Pupil Premium was introduced to provide additional support for looked after children, those with parents serving in the Armed Forces and those eligible for free school meals. The extra funding is made available to schools to help them narrow the attainment gap that still exists between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds.

Why was it introduced?
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 disadvantaged pupils and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, they are required to publish online information about how they  use the funding and what impact this has.


Netherseal St. Peter’s provides an inclusive environment where learners enjoy their education and we have high expectations and ambitions for all of our pupils. Our intention is that all pupils, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, are helped to achieve their potential. High-quality teaching is at the heart of our approach - this is proven to have the greatest impact on closing the disadvantage attainment gap and at the same time benefits the non-disadvantaged pupils in our school. As such, we prioritise building on our children’s actual starting points and secure prior learning when designing our curriculum, school development plan and pupil premium strategy. 

The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to provide a tiered approach to Pupil Premium spending. This helps us to balance approaches to improve teaching, targeted academic support, and wider strategies, thus enabling disadvantaged pupils to achieve their goals, including progress for those who are already high attainers.

  • High quality teaching
  • Targeted academic support
  • Wider strategies

Our strategy is integral to wider school plans for education recovery, notably in its targeted support for pupils whose education has been worst affected by the pandemic, including non-disadvantaged pupils.   

Our approach is responsive to common challenges and individual needs. The approaches we have adopted complement each other to help pupils excel. To ensure they are effective we will:

  • ensure disadvantaged pupils are challenged in the work that they’re set
  • act early to intervene at the point need is identified
  • adopt a whole school approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve


Please click below to see how much Pupil Premium funding we receive and how we use it:


Review of PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY 2022 to 2023 and planned expenditure for 2023 to 2024

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