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Pupil Premium

At Barrowby CE Primary School, we strive to ensure all pupils achieve their potential. We want all our children to:

Make your light shine, so that others will see the good that you do and will praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5: 16

Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding to provide schools to support groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.

Schools decide which ways of spending this money would have the greatest impact on removing barriers to learning and supporting these groups. The school Governors challenge the school to ensure we use the money to the best advantage of these children and an allocated Governor evaluates the work being undertaken and its impact. The school may use the funding on whole school initiatives, targeted interventions or wider support.

The government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address the inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), looked after children & service children and other pupils.  Pupils for who schools must spend the grant on are the 'most disadvantaged'. This is a government definition; it includes children who ​ have may have been disadvantaged at any point in their life and includes children who:

  • have had free school meals, due to low income at any point in the school life​

  • are 'looked after' by the local authority​

  • adopted from care​

  • are children of Service families

Suggestions for how the grant is used:


  • Schools arrange training and professional development for all their staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils. 

Academic support 

Schools should decide on the main issues stopping their pupils from succeeding at school and use the pupil premium to buy extra help. 

Wider approaches 

This may include non-academic use of the pupil premium such as: 

  • Wrap around Care

  • Music lessons for disadvantaged pupils 

  • Help with the cost of educational trips or visits 

  • Pastoral Support

Please find below our Pupil Premium reports: