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Pupil Premium

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


A Guide to Pupil Premium


If your child is eligible for free school meals, their schools may also be entitled to receive a sum of money to boost their learning. This guide explains the ins and outs of the Pupil Premium for Queen Margaret Primary School and its children.


What is the Pupil Premium?


Introduced in 2011, the Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.


This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Research showed that often, children who are entitled to Pupil Premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, less family support, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality compared to non-Pupil Premium children. The Pupil Premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates and their peers nationally.


Is your child eligible?


Schools are given a Pupil Premium for:


  • Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1300 for each of these children.
  • Children who have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. The school is awarded a premium of £1900 for each of these children.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019 - 2022