Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium funding?

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives for the following children; children in Reception to Year 6 who are, or have ever been, entitled to free school meals based on their family income; 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; and children recorded as being from service families.

Why is there a pupil premium?

Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. Research has shown that children from disadvantaged families typically perform less well at school than their peers. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates. How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely, with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent.

Bodsham Church of England Primary School Pupil Premium Information

Our Pupil Premium Strategy sets out how effective the funding has been in raising standards in previous years and gives details of how we plan to use the money this year to support our children.

For the academic year 2019-20, Bodsham School received £1320 in Pupil Premium Funding. This was used as follows:

  • Focussed teaching assistant support in class
  • Subsidised music tuition


Proposals for spending 2020-2021’s Pupil Premium Funding

2.7% of pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium

In the academic year 2020-21 Bodsham School expects to receive £2,345 in Pupil Premium Funding.

The range of provision this year will include:

  • Focused teaching assistant support in class.
  • Staff CPD.
  • Short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupil(s) who needed a boost to their learning in order to reach their potential.
  • Welfare support, for example social skills groups.
  • Funding for extra-curricular activities such as Music lessons or school trips to support wider child development.
  • DHT tracking pupils individually, identifying gaps and ensuring targeted teaching and intervention support is put in place.
  • Close home/school liaison to help identify provision.
  • Provision of wrap around care to include breakfast and after school club.
  • Resources to support individual needs e.g. books/revision packs.


If you think your child may qualify for Free School Meals or be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding parents / carers can apply online: