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Warnham CE Primary

Warnham CE Primary School

Pupil Premium

Warnham CE Primary receives a Pupil Premium payment which aims to increase attainment and aspiration for identified pupils. Specifically, the Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is in addition to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Eligibility for the Pupil Premium for 2012–13 was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 Free School Meals measure). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and a smaller amount for the children of service personnel.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups.

We believe that the most effective way to achieve the aims of the Pupil Premium is for children to be supported to attain at the highest levels possible and to narrow the gap between those entitled to FSM and those who are not entitled.

The Pupil Premium also 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


Final Report for Academic Year 2016/17

The allocation for academic year 2016-17 was £27,122. A large proportion of this allocation was used to fund targeted SEN support for Pupil Premium children across the school through the employment of a dedicated SEN Teacher. Teaching Assistants  continued to use specialist training to increase attainment through one-to-one sessions and small group work.

Please click on this link to see the expenditure report for academic year 2016-17

Please click here to see how we propose to spend the funding for

academic year 2017-18


Please follow this link for information on how to apply for Free School meals: 


Please click on this link for new information regarding eligibility for children adopted from care