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Pupil Premium


What is it?

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  Funding is based on children registered for a free school meal, those that have been in care for more than six months and children of Armed Service personnel.  The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.


Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium grant, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, they are required to publish online information about how the funding is used.


What has this meant for Northfield Road Primary School

At Northfield Road Primary School, our focus has always been on meeting the needs of all of our children as individuals and it is central to our ethos. 

We have used the Pupil Premium in a variety of ways to support this priority and have achieved success since its introduction.  We have been successful in narrowing the attainment gap and there are many examples of pupils, supported by pupil premium funding, making exceptional progress.

Financial Year 2015/16

For the financial year April 2015 to March 2016 our school will receive £252,420


Financial Year 2014/15

For the financial year April 2014 to March 2015 our school received £237,500


Financial Year 2013/14

For the financial year April 2013 to March 2014 our school received £178,446


Financial Year 2012/13

For the financial year April 2012 to March 2013 our school received £102,836


Financial Year 2011/12

For the financial year April 2011 to March 2012 our school received £55,344