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Pupil Premium

We believe that every child, regardless of their background, should be given the very best education. All members of staff and governors at our school are committed to supporting all of our pupils who are identified as ‘disadvantaged’, to achieve in every area of their education and meet their pastoral, social and academic needs.


The Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between vulnerable children and their peers.  Schools receive Pupil Premium based on the number of children in the following groups:


  • Pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM) now or at any point during the past six years.
  • Pupils who have been continuously Looked After for the past six months.
  • Pupils who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or have left care under a Special Guardianship Residence Order.
  • Pupils of parents who are currently, or during the past three years, serving in the regular armed forces, or are in receipt of a pension from the MOD
  • Schools have the freedom to spend the funding, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for Pupil Premium pupils.

Coleby Church of England Primary School is committed to ‘Closing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and their peers. Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.  Each year we review the impact that our Pupil Premium spending has had on our children’s development and publish a report showing how the money has been spent.


Visit the Government website for more information about Pupil Premium, including information on how Pupil Premium can be used to support children.