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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Swanwick Primary School


Pupil Premium is an amount of money paid to schools in order to support children who are entitled to free school meals.  There is often a gap in achievement between children that are most and least advantaged in the country and this money is used by schools to close that gap.

Check whether your child/children may be eligible for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium here:



Funding rates 2023/2024


Disadvantaged pupils
Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM - £1,455
Pupils in Year Groups 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM  - £1,035

Looked After Children (LAC) - £2,530

This funding is held by the Local Authority and schools apply for it through termly PEP Meetings


Children adopted from care (Previously Looked After Children PLAC) - £2,530


Service children - £335
Pupils in Year Groups R to 11 are entitled to the Service Premium if they:

  • have a current serving parent/s in the armed forces OR
  • have previously been registered as a ‘service child’ in any school census in the last 6 years OR
  • receive a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme


Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is in addition to the main school budget, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.


How do we spend the money?

We spend the money in a variety of ways on both academic and pastoral interventions.  The goal is to increase the number of FSM children making more than expected progress so that not only is their progress in line with non-FSM pupils, but also the gap in attainment decreases too. Please see the strategy report below for ways we spend the allocation.


How do we know that this makes a difference to the pupils?

The activities/interventions mentioned within the strategy statement are closely monitored and reviewed to ensure that we are getting value for money from our Pupil Premium allocation. 

Here is a link to the current 2022/2023 Goverment Guidance on Pupil Premium: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium/pupil-premium 

Check whether your child/children may be eligible for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium here:


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Swanwick Primary School

South Street, Swanwick,
Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1BZ

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