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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional school funding for disadvantaged children. It is paid directly to your child's school to improve the quality of their education. At Priors Hall – a learning community, we aim to offer a good quality education to all children.  

At Priors Hall – a learning community we use Pupil Premium in the following ways:

  • We are committed to ‘narrowing the gap’ between all pupils and any specific cohort or group of pupils.
  • We will ensure teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of our pupils.
  • We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this ensures that the needs of pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium to support any pupil or group of pupils we have legitimately identified as being disadvantaged.
  • Funds will be allocated following an analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.
  • Not all eligible pupils will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.

Is your child eligible for Pupil Premium?

Schools receive pupil premium for:

  • Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years.
  • Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day.
  • Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

How to claim your child’s pupil premium

Prior to April 2018, children qualified for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you received any of the following benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less

How to check online:

Follow the link below to check if your child is entitled to pupil premium: 

How Pupil Premium money is being spent at Priors Hall:

2018 - 2019 Allocated Money: £19,800

  • Intervention Teacher
  • Learning Mentor
  • Attendance Officer
  • Access to wrap around care.
  • Opportunities for outdoor learning

Please find a review of how the pupil premium funding has been spent over the financial year: April 1st 2018 – March 31st 2019.


A proposed strategy will be posted on the website in September 2019.