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Pupil Premium

Department for Education

The Pupil Premium is an amount of money that a school receives based upon the number of children at that school that are eligible for Free School Meals.

The Pupil Premium has a number of aims:

  • to increase social mobility;
  • to enable more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to the top Universities;
  • to reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving nationally.

Simply spending more money on children, however, will not necessarily improve their learning or their aspirations. There is no direct link between spending money and outcomes for pupils. If the Pupil Premium is to succeed in achieving its ambitious goals, the choices that schools make in allocating the money will be vital so that the funding can help raise pupils' attainment and aspirations.

At Heron Way Primary School we use the Pupil Premium for many different interventions. Details of our pupil premium expenditure can be found in the reports below:


Pupil Premium strategy reviewed 2020-2021

Pupil Premium Strategy Funding Financial Year 2021-2022

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2024

Please note that due to low numbers of pupil premium children in specific year groups, percentages may not be included in pupil premium reviews published on this website as this would identify individual children.

 Full financial benchmarking stats can be found here: