Granby Primary School

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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is government funding, which is allocated to schools in England to raise the educational attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to help them reach their potential. It is also provides support for children and young people whose parents or guardians are in the armed forces.


Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?

  • Any child who is eligible for free school meals [FSM]
  • Or who has been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years [FSM Ever 6]
  • This includes eligible children of families who have no recourse to public funds [NRPF]
  • Looked-after children [LAC] who are in local authority care
  • Or who have ever been in local authority care for more than 24 hours
  • Previously looked-after children [PLAC] who have left local authority care following adoption, a special guardianship order, or a child arrangements order [previously known as a residence order]
  • Children whose parents or guardians are currently or have been in the armed forces in the last 6 years


How much is Pupil Premium?

In the 2023-24 financial year, primary schools will receive £1,455 per FSM or FSM Ever 6 child; £2,530 per LAC or PLAC child; and £335 per child with parents or guardians in the armed forces.


What is our current Pupil Premium grant allocation?

Granby Primary School has received £157,140 in Pupil Premium funding for the academic year 2023-24. We have also received £16,530 Recovery Premium funding, which is an additional payment that forms part of the government's package of funding to support education recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.


How are the school planning to spend this?

The following document provides a breakdown of how we intend to use this funding to diminish the difference between disadvantaged children and their peers at Granby during the current academic year 2023-24.

This document also includes: our statement of intent; a breakdown of the challenges faced by disadvantaged children in our school; our three year Pupil Premium Strategy to support children in overcoming these challenges; and a review of the impact that Pupil Premium funding had on disadvantaged children at Granby in the previous academic year 2022-23.


What about children who don’t qualify for Pupil Premium?

It can sometimes seem unfair that selected children have greater access to support than others or that they don’t have to pay for trips, after school activities or other services when many families not eligible for Pupil Premium also struggle to meet these costs. Whilst we fully understand these frustrations, school has no control over who qualifies for funding or what we can and cannot charge these families for. Please do speak to our school business manager, Sue Foreman, if you are having difficulties meeting the cost of opportunities we provide for your child in school. We may be able to offer help or advice.


National research tells us that those eligible for Pupil Premium funding tend to do less well at school than other children. This is why the government is targeting them with additional support. However, the way in which we choose to spend this money can benefit all children in school. For example: interventions planned and delivered to Pupil Premium children may also include others in the class; Pupil Premium funded training makes staff better equipped to meet the needs of all children; and when Pupil Premium is used to subside a trip, it keeps the costs low for everyone else. In short, the more families qualify for funding, the greater the benefit for all children at Granby.


We are required to be open and transparent about how much Pupil Premium funding the school receives and how this is spent. This information is detailed on this page and the Pupil Premium strategy document included above. If you think you may be eligible for this funding, you can apply via the link below. 


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There is also a PE and Sport Premium funded by the government which aims to improve the quality of PE and sport the school provides. This is based on the total number of pupils and is aimed at all pupils, not just those in receipt of Pupil Premium. More about this can be found on our PE and Sport Premium page.