Pupil Premium Funding

School Funding for Free School Meals and Service Children

Free school meals are available to children whose parents qualify by meeting the criteria below. Children must be in school all day and they will be provided with a meal at lunchtime that is paid for by the school.

Your school will receive a pupil premium for every pupil registered for Free School Meals. Even if your child does not want to take up the Free School Meal please ensure that they are registered if they are entitled as this extra funding will benefit all pupils.

To Apply Online follow this link  –  http://www.somerset.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

Who can apply?
Parents/carers who receive any of the following are entitled to free school meals:

• Income Support (IS)
• Employment Support Allowance (Income Related) – not Contribution related
• Income-based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA) – not Contribution based
• Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit.
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income (as assessed by HMRC) of less than £16,190.
If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit, you are not eligible to receive free school meals.

Also if either one or both parents are in HM Forces the school is entitled to extra funding, please inform the School Office if this is the case.  Many Thanks.


                Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) expenditure


In April 2011, the Government introduced what is known as the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11. PPG is allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, adopted from care, those who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM) and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. Since its introduction the level of premium has steadily increased from £900 per primary pupil 2013-14, rising to £1300 per pupil 2014-15, and now £1320 per pupil 2016-17.

Since April 2014 children who are looked after (LAC) attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families – the ‘Pupil Premium Plus’, which will be £1,900 per pupil for 2016-17. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers at both primary and secondary level.

Children who have parents in the armed forces are supported through the service child premium which for 2016-17 will be set at £300 per pupil.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) expenditure 2016-2017 

NOR = 30 children

Financial information for 2016/2017:


* Number of pupils eligible for Deprivation Premium:  30

* Calculated non FTE total for Deprivation Premium: £39,600

* Number of pupils eligible for Service Child Premium: 10

* Calculated non FTE total for Service Child Premium: £3,000

* Number of pupils eligible for Adopted from Care Premium: 2

* Calculated non FTE total for Adopted from Care Premium:  £3,800

Pupil Premium overall cash amount £45,080

Calculated overall non FTE Total: £45,080

Calculated overall FTE Total: £45,080


* To raise the rate of progress across the school for all vulnerable pupils

* To narrow the gap between between children in receipt of PPG funding and all pupils

* To raise attainment across the school for all vulnerable pupils

* To access educational visits and other enrichment activities

* To establish schools own Outdoor Learning Centre

Expected Outcomes

The rate of progress of all pupils entitled to PPG funding will be in line with, or above that of non-PPG funded pupils.

Children in receipt of the funding will raise attainment to be in line with, or exceed that of non-PPG funded pupils.


* Extra SENCO hours

* Smaller class groups for some teaching sessions to allow for specific targeted work

* Intervention Programs 1:1 and group

* Pupil Led Learning Program

* Parent Support Family Adviser (PFSA) time

* Educational Psychologist time

* Enrichment activities inc. Out Reach programs and Home Economy Sessions


Project Objective Outcome
Whole staff training INSET on Growth Mindset and Independent Learning Target more complex need / staff training in the area of individual learning styles Improved behaviour/understanding of vulnerable pupils.  Whole staff more aware of the needs of key PPG individual children within our school.
Extra SENCO hours for diagnostic testing To raise the rate of progress across the school for all vulnerable pupils To narrow the gap between children in receipt of PPG funding and all pupils Raised attainment and progress for PPG children. PPG children achieving the standard at the end of KS2 in 2017
Payment towards visits, including residential visits and enrichment activities Provide enrichment activity opportunity for all children in school, regardless of socio-economic background. Bristol Zoo, Yeovil College Media Centre, Swimming tuition, Class based Educational Visits

Outside Visitors

Out Reach Centres

Cooking Sessions

Business Enterprise Schemes