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Pupil Premium and Catch Up

Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

  • In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
  • For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings, it is for the local authority to decide how to allocate the Pupil Premium. For instance it could be allocated to the setting where they are being educated, or held by the local authority to spend specifically on additional educational support to raise the standard of attainment for these pupils. The authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the Premium for these pupils should be used.
  • Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, we will also require schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.


For the academic year 2019/20, Meanwood CE Primary received £34,160 in Pupil Premium funding. This has been used as follows:

 - Extra staffing to support the varying teaching & learning needs of children.
 - To provide short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those in receipt of  pupil premium funding.

 - To provide one-to-one tuition for some pupils.

 - Provide physical activities for those children who do not participate in any out of school.
 - Pay the cost of residential visits for these children.
 - Subsidised entry in to Breakfast Club each morning for all pupil premium children whose parents wish to send them.

-Nurture provision and Lego therapy for some pupils

2 children (1 boy and 1 girl) who left Yr 6 in July 2020 had funding through Pupil Premium.

Due to the suspension of SATs there is no school or national data available to make comparisons. 


The school is very confident the pupil premium money the school receives is used extremely well and has a huge, beneficial impact on the progress and attainment of the children.    


For more information on expenditure for the upcoming academic year please refer to the Pupil Premium Strategy document below. 



Catch Up

Catch up funding is money provided by the government to counteract the impact the series of lockdowns may have on children's progress and attainment. 

Details of how the school is using the money is detailed in the following document.