Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011, as a means of addressing underlying inequalities between children from low income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. There are three categories of pupils that are eligible:

Children who are either currently eligible for FSM or have been eligible for FSM in the past six years; 

  • Children who have been looked after by a local authority (in care) continuously for more than six months - Funding £1345 per child per year.
  • Children who have been adopted from care - Funding £2345 per child per year.
  • Children of Armed Forces Personnel – Funding £300 per child per year.

Schools are required to report how they intend to spend their Pupil Premium.

Statutory they have to report how Pupil Premium is spent and account for money spent against outcomes.

Being a new school Norton Hill Primary has looked at pupil eligibility for Pupil Premium.

At present there are no children are eligible for Free School Meals Pupil Premium.

Children who have been in Local Authority Care

This funding is for children who have been in care, the purpose is to raise educational attainment and close the gap between these children and their peers.

At present the school is not in receipt of any LAC Pupil premium Funding.

The purpose of the Service Pupil Premium

Eligible schools receive the Service Pupil Premium so that they can offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment.

Mobility is when a service family is posted from one location to another, including overseas and within the UK.

Deployment is when a service person is serving away from home for a period of time. This could be a 6 to 9-month tour of duty, a training course or an exercise which could last for a few weeks.

At present the school is not in receipt of Service Pupil Premium Funding.


Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023 -20234