What is Pupil Premium?

In 2011/2012 the Government launched the Pupil Premium funding allocation to schools.

The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the schools budget and is based on the number of children eligible for free school meals (FSM), Looked After Children (LAC) and for those children whose parents are currently in the Armed Forces. From 2012/2013 it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last six years.

The DFE have stated that schools have the freedom to decide how to use this funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of individual pupils needs and that all pupils are taught to a good standard.


At St. Laurence Church of England Junior Academy we use additional funding in the following ways;

  • Part funding for additional staffing, family support and attendance
  • Access to school councillor service
  • Pastoral support for parents, families and children
  • Funding for breakfast for eligable pupils.
  • Partial funding of free fruit at break times.
  • Funding for a Speech Therapist
  • Commission Lighthouse project to support children with behaviour and self esteem needs and to provide support for families.

You can view our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2021/22 here


Select this link to view our previous Pupil Premium Plan including evaluation.