St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Here at St Nicholas CE Primary Academy we pride ourselves in the fact that we give all children the opportunity to Shine their Light’ during their journey through primary education so that they are ready for their next stage of education.


The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.  It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for:


  • free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM)
  • Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangement order or a residence order (PLAC)
  • Children with parents in the Armed Forces within the last 5 years (Ever 5 Service Child) or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence 

More information can be found here: or Education Endowment Fund


If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the school are aware of this, please speak in confidence with Mrs Johnson in the school office. Alternatively, please complete the appropriate online form, available by clicking here - our Local Authority will then check eligibility and ensure that the school receives all funding due to support your child.

Our Pupil Premium strategy statement 2021 - 2022 (including a review of progress against the 2020-2021 objectives)

Our Pupil Premium strategy statement 2020 -2021 (including a review of progress towards the 2019-2020 objectives)

Each year the school receives an amount of money to support some of our children in overcoming particular barriers, this amount is calculated based on the number of children in school who qualify for funding.  


The Pupil Premium is a government initiative which began in 2011, and which is designed to support children who are deemed to be from a disadvantaged background. Money is paid to the school which is then used to target resources in a way which benefits these children. Children who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past six years, and any children who have been in care for 1 day or more are provided for through Pupil Premium.


The government has never dictated what the money has to be spent on, but what is clear is that money needs to be used to narrow the gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils, and that it is for the school to decide the best way for this to happen.


Each year we review the impact that our Pupil Premium spending has had on the children's development and we look to identify ways to ensure that we are 'narrowing the gap' for our vulnerable learners.  We publish a report each year detailing how the money has been spent, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.