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Lunsford: A Journey of Success and Excellence

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free school Meals  (FSM), to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. 



The Pupil Premium is an amount of money the school receives to narrow the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils (children who are eligible for Free School Meals, children in Local Authority Care and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces).

Schools are currently given £1,385 per pupil for those whose families have registered for Free School Meals (FSM).  This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years.  The children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to this funding if eligible for FSM, however all armed forces children with get an additional £320.  Schools also receive £2,410 for each pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more; has been adopted from care or has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order.


For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit:

Pupil Premium Information

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.

Pupil Premium Promise 

At Lunsford Primary School we are committed to improving the outcomes for pupils that are eligible for the Pupil Premium funding.  Below you will find our Pupil Premium strategy which outlines how the funding is spent and the impact this has on outcomes for pupils.  You will also find our Pupil Premium Promise which explains what we promise to provide for all pupils that are in receipt of the Pupil Premium grant.

At Lunsford Primary School:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.


Early Years Pupil Premium – we will endeavour to identify our least advantaged pupils and inform parents or carers of their opportunity to apply for their child’s entitlement to extra funding in school. All extra funding we receive will be used to support areas in which we identify that the child will best benefit. We will track children’s progress to ensure that they are making good progress and to ensure that support is adjusted to target specific areas as the child develops.



  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1:1 support
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs
  • Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in English and Maths.
  • Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve Exceeding at the end of KS1 or Exceeding at the end of KS2.
  • The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘diminishing the difference' for disadvantaged pupils.




Pupil Premium spend and figures for 2020-2021

Please see the link below for Pupil Premium Strategy for 2020-21.

Pupil Premium Spend and Allocation of Funds for 2019-2020

Please click on the link to see our use of Pupil Premium Spend for 2019-2020

Pupil Premium Spend and Allocation of Funds for 2018-2019

Please click on the link to see our use of Pupil Premium Spend for 2018-2019

Information regarding Pupil Premium


Please open our Pupil Premium Strategy and Review for 2017-2018 at the bottom of the page. As one of the priorities on our School Improvement Plan we have been pleased with the impact it has had on our disadvantaged children over the past year. Our aim this year is to continue to build upon the good work and practice in school, making sure that any differences are diminished for our pupils.


In 2017-2018 at KS2 75% of disadvantaged pupils achieved at least Age Related Expectations in Reading, Writing and Maths.


Pupil Premium Review for 2017-2018

Please click on the link below to view our report on Pupil Premium spend and it's outcomes and impact.

Pupil Premium Review for 2016-2017

Please click on the link below to view our report on Pupil Premium spend and it's outcomes and impact.

Pupil Premium Review for 2015-2016