Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is a new government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential. The government have used pupils entitled to free school meals as an indicator for deprivation and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupils based on the number of pupils eligible for FSM. This fixed amount will increase annually during this present government. At Coston Primary we will be identifying the pupils who are eligible for FSM as our target children with the aim of narrowing the gap in their attainment.

Our Principles re: allocating Pupil Premium Funding

The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving the above. In order to achieve this:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or groups of pupils, the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. However, the greater proportion of any group, supported through Pupil Premium Funding, will be made up of FSM children
  • Pupil Premium Funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals
  • Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at any one time
  • All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress to move children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Communication, English and Mathematics
  • Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target more able children on FSM to achieve L3 to L5

The Special Educational Needs leader, in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team, will maintain an ongoing programme of support for socially disadvantaged pupils, which will be subject to the oversight of the Governors’ Curriculum Committee.

The School’s Pupil Premium Policy can be found on this website.


Pupil Premium Statement 2018/2019.