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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding that school's receive to spend on children from low income families, whose parents are in the services and Looked After Children. This is to try and ensure the children achieved as well as their peers. Looked after children and children from low incomes backgrounds are, statistically, less likely to achieve.  It is for the school to decide how to spend this money and we offer a number of initiatives to try and ensure that everyone who is eligible achieves well. 


Some of the additional benefits include:

  • Targeted teaching and Pupil Progress Meeting
  • Pre Teach
  • Half price trips
  • Free School Meal for the next 6 years
  • Daily milk at snack times
  • External provider clubs for a £1
  • Uniform grant £25.00 per year
  • 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 
  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit - provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:


Therefore, if you think you might be eligible, please let Mrs Earl  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).

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 our headteacher Mr Churchill.