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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

‘The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.’  Click here to view further information on Pupil Premium from the Department for Education.


There are three categories of children that qualify for Pupil Premium.

  1. Children registered as eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. Click here to check if you are eligible for this funding.
  2. Service Children. Click here to check if you are eligible for this funding.
  3. Looked After Children identified in the school census as having left local-authority care as a result of one of the following:
  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • a child who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more
  • a child who has been recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local-authority care)

Pupil Premium provides additional funding for your school so please check your eligibility.  If you have any questions, please ask at the School Office.

How is Pupil Premium used at Orchards Infant School?

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium on the needs they identify for their school.  Each year we are required to publish how we intend to spend the following year's Pupil Premium and evaluate the previous year’s spending.

Please see the document below for more information: