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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium (PP) is an allocation of additional Government funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.  These include pupils who currently receive or have been entitled to free school meals in the last 6 years (FSM/FSM6); those looked after by the Local Authority (LAC); children of Armed Services personnel and in 2015/16, a new Early Years Pupil Grant was introduced.


Individual schools are thought to be best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils whom they have responsibility and are held accountable for the decisions they make as to how the Pupil Premium allocation is spent and the impact it has had for pupils.


Key principles for Langdale CE Primary School are:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meets the needs of all of our pupils and that appropriate provision is made for pupils who may belong to vulnerable groups.  This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School Meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for Free School Meals.  We reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, of groups of pupils, who has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.  Limited funding and resources mean that not all children receiving Free School Meals will be in receipt of interventions at one time.  


At Langdale CE Primary School, Pupil Premium funding is used in a variety of ways to help to target appropriate support at identified individuals and groups of pupils to overcome any barriers to learning, including improving attendance, and to look to narrow the gap to improve attainment.  It is also used to provide enrichment activities to enhance the curriculum provision for all, including those pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding.  Langdale School Governors have made a further commitment in supporting those pupils eligible to Pupil Premium Funding.  All school trips (including residentials) will be paid for using this allocation of funding and any clothing deemed appropriate at varying times will be purchased by the school.


All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.


Please see the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement below which has been updated for 2023-2024.



Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.