The 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.

In the 2020 to 2021 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6


Schools will also receive £2,300 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care because of one of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order


Schools will receive £300 for each pupil aged 4 and over in year groups reception to year 11, who is either Ever 6 service child or in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)


At Bede Burn Primary School, we believe in combining a knowledge of educational research with the personal needs of our pupils, in order to decide how best to use this funding. For more information on the research involved, click here and here.

Bede Burn Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2022