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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 2020-21 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.

Catch Up Funding

The school has been allocated £6160 for 2020-2021.  This is paid to the school in instalments.  The funding is being used to support one to one and small group catch up sessions for identified pupils.  The school has engaged a qualified teacher to give one to one support to pupils regarding English and Mathematics.

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?
  • Income Support 
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and 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
Longford Primary School

In the year 2020-21 we received £53,695

How was the Pupil Premium funding spent for the financial year 2020-2021?

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.