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Explaining Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding, which is provided by the Government, in addition to the school’s budget.Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for these pupils based upon our knowledge of our pupil needs.

"It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility."

However, we are accountable for the use of this additional funding.

Click here for DfE Guidance and General Information about Pupil Premium


If your child does not currently have Free School Meals, but you feel they may be eligible, please contact the school office (in confidence) to register them.  Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, the school could still claim Pupil Premium Funding which could be used to help your child.

Do you receive one of the following benefits?

•    Income Support (IS)

•    Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA-IR)

•    Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance (IB-JSA)

•    Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

•    Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

•    Child Tax Credit and are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue,

      does not exceed £16,190

•    Working Tax Credit 'run on'- the payment you receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax


•    Universal Credit

If you meet any of these criteria we would urge you to register. All you need to do is download the application form below and return it to East Area Education Office, 44 Union Street, Accrington, BB5 1PL or email

Application Form for Free School Meals 



St Philip's CE Primary School regularly monitors and tracks the attainment and progress of all our pupils enabling us to deliver our intervention and support effectively. 

Some of the funding we receive is also focused on raising aspirations and enrichment. We pay towards the cost of trips, school uniform, sports clubs and other activities/items so that pupils can benefit from these experiences.


Pupil Premium Policy 2019

Parent Report on Pupil Premium 2017/18

Parent Report on Pupil Premium 2016/17

Pupil Premium 2015/2016 

Pupil Premium 2013 - 15