Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium



What is Pupil Premium?


Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed services personnel.

The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment and narrow the attainment gap between these pupils and their peers.

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools from central Government and is clearly identifiable. As a school, we can  decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since we are  best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within our responsibility. However, are held to account on how we have used this funding and the impact it had.

Portobello's Approach to Pupil Premium Funding


At Portobello Primary School Primary School, our aim is that all pupils achieve the best possible educational and personal outcomes, irrespective of their background or challenges they may face. We want all our children, including disadvantaged pupils, to become positive, responsible and caring members of society.

We recognise that disadvantaged children can face wider barriers which can impact on their educational and personal progress. As part of our strategy, we aim to address these barriers through our curriculum, enrichment activities and targeted intervention.

How we use Pupil Premium funding


For the academic year 2023/24 we received £42,035 in Pupil Premium funding.

More details can be found in our Pupil Premium Strategy document which can be downloaded here: