Pupil Premium Funding

Disadvantaged Pupils

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

For pupils registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years schools receive per pupil:

£1,385 for pupils in reception to year 6

For pupils registered as having left local-authority care as a result of adoption; a special guardianship order; a child arrangements order; or who have been in local-authority care or looked after:

£2,300 per pupil

Pupils from Service Families

Pupils from Service families also attract Pupil Premium funding at the level of £335 per child. This money is to be used to support pupils’ pastoral needs, for example during times of parental deployment or during a move to, or away from, our school. It may also provide academic support for pupils who need additional support; sometimes caused by frequent school moves.

We provide additional support to service families on a one to one basis to meet their individual needs. Our service pupils attend the annual Service Pupils Remembrance Service in Ripon Cathedral each year.

Feedback from our service families on the support we provide to meet their needs is very strong. The academic progress and attainment of our service pupils is good.


The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

-the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers

-the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium

-the reports for parents that schools have to publish online

The links below provide:

  • an evaluation demonstrating the impact of this funding for the previous academic year
  • a statement showing the way in which we will be using the funding during next 3 academic years