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Chaucer Junior School

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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Each year, the school receives money in connection with the number of children who receive Free School Meals (FSM). Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years.  All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.


For the academic year 2022-2023, schools will receive a funding allocation of £1385 per child for primary-aged pupils who are eligible to free school meals or have been eligible in the last 6 years and £2345 for children who have previously been in care.


How does it work?

Each school can decide the most appropriate way to spend their pupil premium allocation. Generally, the spending fits into one of the 3 following categories:



For example:

  • training and professional development for teachers and support staff
  • recruitment and retention
  • investing in extra classroom support


Targeted Academic Support

For example:

  • one-to-one intervention
  • small group intervention


Wider Approaches

For example:

  • breakfast club
  • social-emotional interventions
  • extra-curricular opportunities
  • help with the cost of educational trips or visits


Why does it matter to us?

As a school, we are operating in an area of above-average deprivation which makes our commitment to supporting improved outcomes for disadvantaged pupils even more important. We have a whole school ethos of aspiration and attainment for all pupils and we aim to instil an enduring passion for education in every child.