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

 The proportion of children eligible for the Pupil Premium in the 2021-22 academic year is just 2.5%, which is well below the national average of around 20%

 In the academic year 2021-22 Bodsham School expects to receive £3960 in Pupil Premium Funding.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy sets out:

  • how we intend to spend the pupil premium
  • the rationale for our spending decisions, including the barriers we’re looking to overcome
  • the intended impact of our use of the Pupil Premium
  • what effect last year’s pupil premium spending had within our school

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