Pupil Premium

At St Richard’s CE Primary School we have the belief that every child can fulfill their full potential regardless of whether they come from a disadvantaged background.

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools by the Department of Education to increase social mobility and reduce the gap in performance between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers.

Socially disadvantaged pupils have been defined as pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) at some point in the last six years and children who have been in care for more than six months.

Its purpose is to raise attainment, accelerate progress and fulfil the achievement potential of all children. Schools receive funding for each disadvantaged pupil and can use the funding flexibly, in the best interests of eligible pupils. It is up to the school to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium funding because they are best placed to assess what additional education provision should be put in place to ensure maximum progress for all children in their care.

All schools will be held accountable for how they have used the Pupil Premium funding and the impact it has had on the children’s learning.


Please click below to find our Pupil Premium Strategy for this academic year. It includes:

  • our statement of intent
  • the challenges to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at our school
  • the intended outcomes of the funding
  • how the funding will be spent on teaching, targeted academic support and wider strategies
  • the impact of the previous year’s spend 2020-2021
  • further information


Please click below to see previous strategies: