Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding that the government gives to schools for each pupil on roll where they are deemed to be disadvantaged. The money must be spent on that pupil to support their education, but it is for the school to determine how it is spent. The Department of Education website is a good source of additional information:


How is the Pupil Premium Grant Spent?

Poverty or low income is the single most important factor in predicting a child’s future life chances, with many pupils having low attainment by the time they leave school at age 16. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address these 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.

What is the Service Premium?

The Service Premium grant is for pupils who have a parent serving in the armed services. Unlike the Pupil Premium, this grant is not solely for raising attainment but for providing additional (mainly pastoral) support.

How much are the Pupil Premium Grants worth?

The Pupil Premium for the financial year 2022 - 2023 is £1385 and £2410 for looked after or post looked after pupils. The Service Premium is £310.

How the Pupil Premium is used at Glenmere Community Primary School?

We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils. Appropriate provision is made for pupils that belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. This will be through whole school monitoring of data, assessments and discussions with the class teacher. We recognise that not all pupils that receive Pupil Premium funding will be socially disadvantaged.

The funding is used in several ways at Glenmere Primary School. The majority of funding is used to provide additional support for children to ensure they make accelerated progress in core curriculum areas. This support is delivered and monitored by a teacher and also delivered by trained support assistants. An enrichment fund is also available for pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding, which provides assistance with costs associated with enrichment. This includes support with the costs of school trips, before and after school clubs.

How do parents register their child’s entitlement for Pupil Premium?

Parents must apply for free school meals via the County Council or through school. This is a quick and simple process and can be found here: Free School Meals 

Send an E-mail to freeschoolmeals@leics.gov.uk
Download the Free School Meals application form at the bottom of this page
Request an application form on 0116 305 6588 or 0116 305 7093
Apply via telephone on 0116 305 6588 or 0116 305 7093
Fax 0116 3055785

Send the completed form to:
School Food Support Service
Room 400
County Hall

All information above and more, can be viewed on the Leicestershire County Council Free School Meals Webpage

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 23-26

Pupil Premium Strategy, including Recovery Premium 2022 - 2025

Pupil Premium Strategy 21 - 24

Pupil Premium Policy

Pupil Premium and Free School Meals Offer

FSM Leaflet