Pupil Premium Grant

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 to provide additional funding to address the gap in educational attainment and long term economic well being between socially disadvantaged children and young people and their peers.

Socially disadvantaged pupils have been defined as pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) at some point in the last six years and children who have been in care for more than six months.

It is the responsibility of the headteacher in consultation with the Governing Body and other key staff to decide on how to spend the funding but schools will be held accountable to show impact of the interventions and resources funded by the grant.

Principles :

  • At The Minster Junior School we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are specifically assessed and addressed.
  • In considering provision for socially disadvantaged pupils we recognise that not all pupils eligible for FSM will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are eligible for free school meals.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated based on a needs analysis, reflecting these considerations and which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
  • As a school we love music, the arts and sport. We want to give all pupils opportunities to participate in and enjoy a number of different creative activities.
  • Supporting pupils and families to overcome personal barriers which will help them both in the immediate and in the long term .

You can download policy documents here:

Pupil Premium Statement 2018-19


Previous Years:

Pupil Premium Action Plan 2017-18

Pupil Premium Statement 2017-18

Pupil Premium 2016-17

Pupil Premium 2015-16

Pupil Premium 2014-15