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Pupil Premium

The funding for the school is set by the Government and in recent times has remained static despite the cost of everything rising.  There are two ways of increasing the budget.  Firstly by having more pupils (however we are currently full so this is not an option) and secondly by ensuring that every pupil that is eligible for the Pupil Premium actually applies for it.  As a school we offer a number of initiatives to try and ensure that everyone who is eligible applies.


Some of the additional benefits include:

  • Termly meetings with our Pupil Premium Leader, Mrs Dawson
  • Targeted teaching and pupil centred planning
  • Half price trips
  • Free School Meal
  • Daily milk at snack times
  • External provider clubs for a £1
  • Uniform grant £17.50 per year
  • 'Pupil Premium Fridays' with our governor, Avril Perkins
  • Termly rewards for meeting all additional targets
  • Dependent on need a variety of targeted interventions


For more information about our Pupil Premium offer please refer to our Pupil premium leaflet which has been created in conjunction with Upton Junior School



To be eligible for Pupil Premium you must either:-


have a parent serving in the Armed Forces


be a Looked After Child (SGO, PRO, post adoption)


be in receipt of one of the following qualifying benefits:


  • Income Support (IS) or
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual taxable income (as assessed by The Inland Revenue) which from 6 April 2011 does not exceed £16,190
  • Income-Based Job Seekers' Allowance (IB JSA) or
  • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related) (ASA(IRA)) or
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • From 1 May 2009 where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches.


Therefore, if you think you might be eligible, please let Mrs Earl or Mrs Steele in the office know and they will be able to provide further information.  Alternatively if you think you should be entitled to Free School Meals then ring Dorset Direct on 01305 221000 (you will need to have your national insurance number ready).

Information for parents leaflet

Please read the information above which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant, how we allocate the funding and how well our pupils in receipt of the funding achieve compared to their peers.  If you have any questions or queries regarding the use of Pupil Premium Funding please contact Mrs Dawson (Inclusion Coordinator)