Pupil premium

Pupil Premium represents additional funding that the government gives to schools for each pupil considered to be disadvantaged. Poverty or low income is the single most important factor in predicting a child’s future life chances, with many pupils in low income families having low attainment by age 16. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address these underlying inequalities.

Our pupil premium strategy

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

Our Pupil Premium Strategy includes details of:

  • How much pupil premium funding we received for this academic year.
  • The main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged children in our school face.
  • How we will spend our pupil premium funding to address these barriers and the reasons for the approach we have chosen.
  • How we will measure the impact of the pupil premium.
  • The date of our next pupil premium strategy review.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy can be downloaded here.

Is my child eligible?

You can apply for free school meals and allow your school to receive the Pupil Premium funding for children in any of the following categories:

  • Children in Reception to Year 6 who are currently entitled to free school meals based on their family income.
  • Children in Reception to Year 6 who were previously entitled to benefits-based free school meals, even if they are no longer eligible.
  • Children in care.
  • Children previously in care who have been adopted, or who have a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
  • Children recorded as being from service families.

Applications for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium are administered by Cornwall Council. If you wish to apply, the link below will take you to the relevant section of the Cornwall Council website.