Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Holy Trinity

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is money granted to schools to support children from low income families. It’s aim is to narrow the academic and inequality gaps often experienced by this group of children.

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to children whose household income qualifies them for free school meals (either now or in the past 6 years), children who are looked after children (in local authority care or who have been adopted) or children of families where a parent is in the armed forces.

Funding is on a ‘per child’ basis but schools have autonomy to use this funding in the way they feel best supports disadvantaged children within the school. All schools are required to publish annually a review of spending in the past year and its impact, and their strategy for spending in the upcoming year.

At Holy Trinity, we want all children to have an equal chance of success. To that end, we ensure we use our funding to:

  • Support the development of our curriculum and the quality of teaching
  • Provide specific interventions according to the needs our disadvantaged children
  • Ensure wider development is supported through extra-curricular provision and experiences.

In order to do this, we identify pupil’s barriers to learning and how to overcome them by:

  • Diagnosis of our pupils needs
  • Data analysis of attainment both within school and at national level
  • Review of the impact of measures we have taken, as laid out in our strategy
  • Current and established educational research


Are You Eligible?

The government allocate funding for Pupil Premium children based on low income, whether a child is or has been looked after (in care or adopted) or children of service personnel. It’s purpose is to ensure that provision is in place for those children who need it most.

Since the introduction of universal free school meals for all Reception, Year One and Year Two pupils there is a concern that eligible pupils are missing out on the Pupil Premium funding which could support them. We would encourage parents to complete a form to see if they are eligible, even if they do not need to claim free school meals.

A child may be eligible to receive the Pupil Premium or Free school Meals grant if the parent receives any of the following income support:

  • Income-based jobseekers allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child tax credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than (16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of the State Pension Credit

If you think your income is low and you receive any of the benefits listed above, then do ask at the office for a form to complete or click on the link below.



Funding received through the Pupil premium Grant in the past 3 years

Financial Year

Amount of Pupil Premium funding