Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding received by schools to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds. It is used by this school to address some of the underlying inequalities faced by the children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most through targeted support and intervention. Eligible pupils are:

  • pupils who are registered for a free school meal*
  • pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years
  • pupils who have been adopted from the English or Welsh care system
  • pupils who have been placed on a Special Guardianship Order (SGO) and have been adopted
  • pupils who left care under a Residence Order (RO) on or after 14 October 1991
  • pupils who have been looked after by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months
  • children of service personnel.

If you think you may be eligible for free school meals, click here to apply.

Barriers to Learning

Children who are eligible for additional Pupil Premium funding for the school can face additional factors which make progressing in their learning harder than for their peers. Amongst these possible factors are poor literacy and numeracy levels, low expectations, a narrow experience of life outside of school or economic deprivation.

Objectives for Pupil Premium at Pucklechurch Primary School

1. To diminish the difference between the progress and attainment of these pupils and their peers;
2. To improve family engagement and promote the wellbeing of these pupils.

Pupil Premium funding 

Approximately 2/3 of our budget will be spent on academic support, but we also understand the importance of promoting the well-being of the whole child in the learning process, as well as the importance of enrichment activities to increase engagement in school. To that end, the final 1/3 of the budget is spent in these areas. Please click on the document below for more detail of our Pupil Premium funding allocation:

Pupil Premium Provision Map 2023-2024

How will we measure the impact?

The impact of the spending will be assessed by the Inclusion Leader and Senior Leadership Team at Pucklechurch in various different ways:

- tracking and monitoring of pupil progress and attainment in comparison to peers and other non-disadvantaged pupils nationally;
- formal and informal observations of classroom learning to ensure quality first teaching and assess the impact of interventions that are in place;
- learning meetings.

​At the end of the academic year (July), the overall impact of the provision will be assessed and reviewed before planning for the next academic year.

*Children qualify for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you receive any of the following benefits:
  • Universal credit (provided you have a net income of £7400 or less)
  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less