Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools by the government. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils at their school. An annual Pupil Premium grant (PPG) of £1,320 is awarded to pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) during the past six years and £2,300 for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months (LAC).

Pupil Premium at St Matthew’s

At St Matthew’s CE Primary 31% of our children are eligible for pupil premium. The total amount of pupil premium provisionally allocated in 2018/2019 is £82,820[1].

At St Matthew’s CE Primary School, pupil premium funding is used to ensure all disadvantaged children thrive and are effectively supported to achieve academic success and be secondary ready.

This means diminishing the difference between the attainment of these pupils and their peers.  Therefore, pupil premium spending per child is broken down into three areas: Individual Learning Support; Pastoral Support; Additional/bespoke support.

This important area of our provision is led by a member of our Senior Leadership Team, Emma Tyrer, and overseen by our Pupil Premium Governor, Emma Entwistle.

As we are a Rights Respecting School, we also believe that children to give their opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously (Article 12). After consulting with the children in the school, in offering them support, they would like us to focus on:

  • Giving extra support with concepts they haven’t fully understood in lessons.
  • They want to know that if there is a problem, there is someone they can talk it through with to find a solution.
[1] Due to high pupil mobility, the exact proportion of funding allocated to the school each term can vary from indicative figures.


St Matthew’s Pupil premium strategy statement 2018-2019 (with mid-year review)