Pupil Premium is funding received by schools for children who:
- Are currently in receipt of Free School Meals.
- Have been in receipt of Free School Meals in the last 6 years.
- Are looked after by the local authority (Pupil Premium Plus)
- Have previously been, but are no longer looked after due to an adoption order, a child arrangement order or a special guardianship order (Pupil Premium Plus)
- Have a parent who is serving (or who has died while serving) in the regular armed forces (Service Child)
- Have been identified as a service child anytime in the last 6 years.
Pupil Premium funding is used to support students to:
- Improve their levels of attainment and progress.
- Close attainment gaps relative to school averages.
- Have full access to the curriculum, including resources.
- Access our extra-curricular provision.
- Receive attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support where necessary.
Free School Meals
Any child attending a North Somerset school whose parents or carers are on certain benefits is entitled to receive free meals at school. Parents or carers in receipt of the following benefits can apply for free school meals:
- income support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit with annual take home pay/met earnings below £7,400 (which equals £616.67 per month) benefits not included.
You can find information on Free School Meals eligibility criteria here: North Somerset FSM Information
To apply for Free School Meals please click here and complete the application form. You will need your national insurance number: FSM Application Form
The local authority inform us directly of successful applications.
Pupil Premium Plus
Pupil Premium Plus is funding given to schools to support children who are currently in the care of a local authority (in a foster placement or in a children's home) and children who have previously been but are no longer in local authority care due to an adopted order, a special guardianship order or a child arrangement order.
If your child has been adopted from care or was previously looked after but is now subject to a special guardianship or child arrangement order, then you may be eligible for support. If you would like to share this information and discuss your child’s individual needs and any additional support, we may be able to offer then please contact Miss C Wilde, Head of Inclusive Education Programmes on email@example.com
School Figures for 2023/24
Total number of students in year group
Number of PP students
% of PP students in year group
Expenditure and Impacts
The Department for Education states that schools are best placed to decide how to use the Pupil Premium most effectively within their settings. At Clevedon School we take a tiered approach, informed by research, to support Pupil Premium students including a focus on teaching, targeted academic support and wider strategies such as attendance monitoring, behaviour and social emotional support.
The school’s strategy for using the Pupil Premium Grant can be found in the report below.
If you have any questions about Pupil Premium Plus please contact Miss C Wilde, Head of Inclusive Education Programmes on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any other questions about Pupil Premium please contact Miss A Mawer, Progress Coach on email@example.com