Barmston Village Primary School

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Pupil Premium

 Pupil Premium Grant 

The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding allocated to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. School receives this funding to pupils who come from low-income families who are either currently known, or have been in the past 6 years,  to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) as well as those pupils who are, or have been, Looked After Children (LAC) continuously for six months or more.

 Pupil Premium Funding for 2019

In this financial year, the Pupil Premium Grant for each pupil registered as eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years is;

  • £1,320 for pupils in Reception to Year 6

Funding to support LAC will continue to be;

  • £2,300 for each eligible pupil.

Funding to support service children will continue to be;

  • £300

Eligibility for this funding will be extended to all children who;

  • have been looked after for one day or more (funding for these pupils does not come to school; it goes to the Virtual School Head Teacher (VSH) in the Local Authority (LA) that looks after the child. VSHs are then responsible for managing Pupil Premium funding for LAC).
  • have left LA Care because of one of the following; were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 or left care under a) a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005 b) a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for FSM and has also left LA Care for any of the reasons above, the £1,900 rate is received.


The DfE require us to produce a Pupil Premium Strategy for this academic year which includes the years action plan and the review of 2017-18 impact.

This strategy  is part of the School Improvement Plan (SIP) that is formulated in September  and identifies our priorities for the coming year. It is written by the leadership team and monitored throughout the year by staff and governors. The School Improvement Plan makes sure that we think and plan carefully for the academic year and it secures a cycle of continuous improvement.