Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils experiencing hardship or deprivation.

The government has provided this premium for pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), Looked after children (CLA) and service children and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period. 

 Click HERE for further information on pupil premium funding.

The Government believes that Pupil Premium funding, 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 peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

See our page on Free School Meals under the Parents section of our website for details on how to apply.

Named Staff with specific responsibility for Pupil Premium: Mrs Tina Shute 

Named Governors with specific responsibility for Pupil Premium: Mrs Sue Whetton

At Cedarwood  Primary School, Pupil Premium represents a relatively small proportion of our overall budget. We use this premium to ensure service pupils, pupils entitled to free school meals and Looked after Children have any barriers to learning removed.