What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is a Government funded finance stream that is aimed to support the improvement of educational outcomes for groups of disadvantaged children e.g. those in receipt of Free School Meals currently or during the last 6 years ( EVER 6), Service children and Looked After Children.

How should it be spent?

The grant may be spent in the following ways:

  • For the purposes of the school i.e. for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school.
  • For the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies.
  • On community facilities e.g. services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated

The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year beginning 1 April; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

Our Ambition

At Charnwood Primary School we want to nurture all children including those in receipt of Pupil Premium to grow into inspired, confident and inquisitive individuals. We want to support both them and their families to achieve the very best that they are able. We wish to instil a passion for learning and self-improvement long after they leave our school.

Outcomes of our support:

  • To become inspired and proactive learners.
  • To achieve the very best that they can.
  • To have access to a wide range of experiences and ideas.

All support will be evaluated and the impact of the support judged. This analysis will be used to inform future spending.

How we are spending/have spent the pupil premium.

For a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement face by eligible pupils at our school and how our spending is allocated to address these please click here

Attached are our spending strategy overviews for this and previous years. 

spending review

Click here to see our spending strategy plan for 2018-2019

Click here to see our spending strategy for 2017-2018

Click here to see our spending strategy for 2016-2017

Pupil Premium Attainment and Progress at Charnwood.

To see the attainment and progress for KS2 pupil premium children in summer 2018 click here

To see the attainment and progress for pupil premium children in summer 2018 click here

To see the attainment and progress for pupil premium children in summer 2017 click here

Diminishing the Difference. 

Our aim is to ensure that all pupil premium pupils are able to attain as well as those not eligible. Our review of how we have diniminshed the difference  between PP pupils and their peers within our school in 2017-2018 is attached here. 

Progress and attainment for eligible pupils is measured against National attainment when school progress measures are being evaluated by local authorities and Ofsted.   

Who monitors spending of the Pupil Premium at Charnwood? 

All spending is closely monitored by our Governors and Principal Mrs Katie Stanley.

Pupil Premium Leader: Mrs Cheryl Nowell

Governor: Mr Jim Raban

Last meeting: A Pupil Premium Meeting was held at school during Spring Term with the lead Governor - this involved learning walks, pupil voice and review of spending. 

Next Pupil Premium Review meeting: End of Summer 2019

Further Information

Even though you child is now automatically entitled to a free school meal for their first three years at school (Reception to Year 2), registering for income assessed free school meals could provide the school with extra money to be spent on raising achievement for all our pupils.

If you wish to apply for Pupil Premium please contact the school office where you can complete an

application form. This is available if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Income based employment and support allowance
  • Guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • Universal credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child tax credit ( but no working tax credit) with a household income of less than £16,190 per year

 Our Pupil Premium allocation:



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