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Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.


In 2022-2023, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:

£1,385 for pupils in reception to year 6

£985 for pupils in year 7 to year 11


Schools will receive £2,410 for any pupil:

  • identified in the January 2022 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)


The leadership team and governing body of Monkston Primary School have decided that Pupil Premium funding should be spent in the following ways:


  • To provide additional emotional and pastoral support so targeted children are in an excellent position to learn
  • To extend the support for children’s learning by deploying staff for targeted children to deliver focused intervention programmes
  • To focus on quality first teaching - to ensure that disadvantaged children receive more targeted support from their class teacher


The governing body tracks the achievement of children who qualify for PP funding. They ensure they have their needs clearly identified and met and their progress is closely monitored throughout school; in particular the gap between their achievement and that of their peers. Pupil premium funding is used at Monkston to enable disadvantaged pupils to make accelerated progress and to build strong foundations for their future.


See Pupil Premium strategy 2022-2023 for full details of interventions and support offered this academic year

Not sure if you are eligible for the Pupil Premium funding? Please see the information on our parents page for more details. 
Last few places left for Reception pupils starting school in September 2023