Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. Schools receive funding for pupils aged 5 to 16 who are:


  • eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible at any time over the last six years;
  • in care and have been 'looked after' continuously for more than 6 months;
  • children of parents serving in the armed forces.


Schools are expected to use their funding to raise the attainment of disadvantage pupils and close the attainment gap between eligible pupils and their peers.


How Much Money Does The School Receive?

In the 2020-2021 financial year, pupil premium is:

  • £1,385 for each eligible free school meal primary-aged pupil.
  • £2,410 for Looked after Children or children who have ceased to be Looked After
  • £320 for each eligible service child.


How will my child benefit from the Pupil Premium Funding?

At St Anselm’s the funding is primarily used to support our children with their learning, closing any attainment gaps between disadvantaged children and their peers.


Our Pupil Premium Policy can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

As part of our commitment to the development of the ‘whole child’ and raising aspirations, the funding is also used to enrich our children’s experiences.


For 2022-23, children at St Anselm’s who are in receipt of the Pupil Premium:

  • have a 50% subsidy for curriculum enrichment activities –residential trips and school trips.
  • have a 50% subsidy for breakfast club


The document below gives details of the planned spending for the current academic year as part of the school's three-year plan and an evaluation of the impact for 2021-22.


How Do I Know If My Child Can Receive Pupil Premium Funding?

The most common reason a pupil receives Pupil Premium funding at our school is because a parent is registered as receiving a benefit that entitles them to free school meals. This is not the same as receiving a universal free school meal if your child is in KS1.


Whether your child receives a universal free school meal or not, your child can receive Pupil Premium Funding if you are in receipt of certain benefits.  All you need to do is download and complete the form below and return it to the school office. We will do the rest.


Alternatively, use the link at the bottom of this page to check eligibility.


Where Can I find More Information On Pupil Premium Funding?
For more information on Pupil Premium please click below to visit the Department for Education’s website.

Check whether your child is eligible for Pupil Premium Funding using this link