Pupil Premium is an additional amount of funding allocated to schools by the government to support the learning and progress of children in receipt of free school meals or those looked after by the local authority. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent and they will be held accountable for how this additional funding is impacting on those for whom the money is allocated. 

The government extended pupil premium funding to children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past six years. Schools receive:

  • £1320 per pupil of primary school age
  • £2300 per pupil who
  1. has been looked after for one day or more.
  2. has been adopted from care.
  3. has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangements order.


The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Ofsted inspections report on how schools' use of funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. We also hold schools to account through performance tables, which include data on:

  • the attainment of pupils who attract the funding.
  • the progress made by these pupils.
  • the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

Pupil Premium at Sicklinghall Primary School

Academic year 2019-20

From Gov.uk Guidance - We understand that evaluating the pupil premium’s impact in the 2019 to 2020 academic year will present difficulties as a result of reduced numbers of pupils having attended between March and July 2020.

Instead, schools may wish to monitor and report on the grant’s impact at the end of the current financial year, bearing in mind their duty to update this information at least annually, covering the whole period since September 2019.

As a result, Pupil Premium 2019-20 to be added in due course.