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St Matthew’s C of E (A) Primary School Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children looked after by the local Authority (CLA) and the children of service personnel.


The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.


A Pupil Premium spending review for the previous academic year will be written in the Autumn Term each year as will plans for the following year's expenditure.


Schools decide how best to deploy this fund and it is imperative that it has an impact on the educational attainment of children in the groups highlighted above. The pupil premium has the potential to have a great impact on the attainment, and future life chances, of all pupils not merely those identified as disadvantaged.


Pupil Premium Spending 2021 / 22

Recognised barriers to learning which may affect disadvantaged children:

  • Social, emotional and mental health issues
  • A lack of readiness for school due to Lockdown
  • Language issues making it difficult to access school
  • Poor attendance and long absences from school due the isolation and school closures
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Lack of enrichment experiences outside of school
  • Limited opportunities to engage in sporting or creative activities outside school
  • Limited educational aspirations outside school
  • Issues with nutrition and physical activity 


Our Governors responsible for Pupil Premium is Johny Blanc.