Federation of Earlswood Schools

A Place to Learn Together

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium


  • The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11.

  • The pupil premium is additional funding provided to schools for supporting more disadvantaged pupils to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children.

  • Current eligibility:

    • Every child registered as eligible for free school meals.

    • Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.

    • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.

    • Children of armed forces personnel (pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence).

  • From April 2012, pupil premium funding was extended to:

    • All children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years (Ever 6 FSM).

  • Current funding per pupil premium child in 2019/20 is £1345 (£2300 for looked after and adopted children and £310 for children of armed forces personnel).

  • The government believes that the pupil premium is the best way to address the current inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers.

  • Pupil premium is about breaking the cycle of deprivation and improving social mobility and life chances for these children and young people.

  • The Executive Headteacher is the Pupil Premium Champion and oversees the organisation of all additional provision.

  • There are two link governors for pupil premium children who monitor the provision and its impact on behalf of the governing body.

  • The deployment of pupil premium resources is reviewed when the budget is set for each new financial year (spring term) ready for the start of each new school year (September).

The Federation of Earlswood Schools: Pupil Premium Strategy


Our strategy is comprised of three key strands, which are as follows:


  1. Quality First Teaching (QFT).

  2. Identifying individual barriers to learning for pupil premium pupils and overcoming them.

  3. Enrichment: Enriching the learning experience for everybody, but especially pupil premium pupils who may not enjoy the more enriched environments of their non-PP peers.