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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The government introduced pupil premium funding in April 2011.  It is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

The government believes that the pupil premium funding, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and non-FSM children to ensure the funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

Schools also receive funding for children who have been 'looked after' continuously for more than six months or for children of service personnel.

How much is the pupil premium funding?

The funding is usually £1345 per pupil.  Please see below a revised action plan for 2021-24 on how we are spending this funding. The impact of this plan will be reviewed at the end of the academic school year. Please refer to the bottom of the page for the action plans.

Free school meals at Longford Primary School

At Longford we are able to offer all pupils a freshly cooked lunch . (There is a charge for pupils in Key Stage 2 who are not eligible for free school  meals). It is very important that pupils are registered as eligible for free school meals as this will ensure your child will receive additional educational funding.  If you would like further information or advice please speak to their class teacher or Mrs Knipe in confidence.

Who is eligible for Free School Meals?

Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:

• Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)

• Income Support

• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

• The guarantee element of Pension Credit

• Child Tax Credit (provided you’re 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 four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Longford Primary School

In the year 2022-23 we received £49,820

How was the Pupil Premium funding spent for the financial year 2022-2023?

This was spent on:

  • Emotional Literacy Support
  • Quality First Teaching and smaller class sizes
  • Drama
  • After School Clubs
  • Wiltshire Learning Resources
  • Music and Theatre

Please see the action plan below for the impact of this spending.  Due to the small cohort of pupils eligible for FSM, we do not provide a detailed breakdown to ensure confidentiality.