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+++UPDATE: There is a large backlog on the sending out of the vouchers. The EdenRed Team are working as hard as they can to clear the backlog. You will receive your vouchers as soon as they can+++If you are entitled to free school meals you should have either received or be receiving today your email containing your 16 digit ecode and a link to the redemption website. Please follow the instructions in your email and check the FAQ if you need any further help.

Pupil Premium

This section contains reports outlining how the 'Pupil Premium' money is being used to enrich the learning experiences and levels of achievement of children in our school.


Funding for financial year 2018 to 2019


In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:

  • identified in the January 2018 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
    • adoption
    • a special guardianship order
    • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

For pupils who attract the £2,300 rate, the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.

This is why it is vitally important that you share with us information if you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium - if you are in receipt of certain benefits this may be the case. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE OFFICE IF YOU ARE AT ALL UNSURE.


School Accountability

The Pupil Premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision children need. OFSTED inspections report on how schools use the funding to affect the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

Performance Tables also hold schools accountable, with data on
1. The attainment of pupils who attract the funding
2. The progress made by these pupils
3. The gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

We reward schools whose use of Pupil Premium has significantly improved the attainment of disadvantaged pupils with Pupil Premium Awards. As you are aware, we were North East winners for the effective use of Pupil Premium in 2014.

For more information please see 

Department For Education