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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium (PP) is an allocation of additional Government funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. These include pupils who currently receive or have been entitled to receive free school meals in the last 6 years (FSM/FSM6); those looked after by the Local Authority (LAC) and children of Armed Services personnel; in 2015/16, a new Early Years Pupil Premium Grant was introduced.

The PPG per-pupil rate for 2023 to 2024 is as follows:


Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM)


Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority


Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)


Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence




Schools are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils for whom they have responsibility and are held accountable for the decisions they make as to how the Pupil Premium allocation is spent and the impact it has had for pupils. 


Key Principles for Ellington Primary School:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meets the needs of all of our pupils and that appropriate provision is made for pupils who may belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School Meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for Free School Meals.  We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or groups of pupils, who the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.  Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving Free School Meals will be in receipt of interventions at one time.



At Ellington Primary School, Pupil Premium funding is used in a variety of ways to help to target appropriate support at identified individuals and groups of pupils to overcome any barriers to learning, including improving attendance, and to look to narrow the gap to improve attainment.  It is also used to provide enrichment activities to enhance curriculum provision for all, including those pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 


Allocations (including Recovery Funding):

Financial Year 2023-2024  £54,907

Financial Year 2022-2023 £55,764

Please see the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement below which has been updated for 2023-2024:
Attainment data for Pupil Premium children for the academic year 2022-2023 can be found in the file below. 
The Pupil Premium Strategy for the previous academic year can be found below.
Other pieces of useful information regarding Pupil Premium: 
If you think your child would be eligible for The Service Pupil Premium funding please read the below policy and contact a member of the Senior Leadership Team. 
Eligibility Criteria:
  •  The child has a parent that serves in the regular armed forces.
  • The child has been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census.
  • One of the child's parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.
  • The child has a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full-time reserve service.