Additional Funding

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. 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. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.
Schools are given a pupil premium for:

  • Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. 
  • Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. 
  • Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence. 

In March 2018 the Government announced that free school meals would only be available to children in KS2 whose families have a net income of £7400 or under, effective from 1 April 2018. If your child was previously entitled to free school meals but is no longer, they will still receive pupil premium based on the 'Ever 6' qualification (a pupil who has ever had free school meals in the past six years).

Click here to view the Pupil Premium Policy

Click here to view our Pupil Premium Statement for 2018-19

Click here to view the Pupil Premium Spending Evaluation 2016-17

Click here to view the Pupil Premium Spending Plan 2017-2018

PE Sports Premium Funding


The School Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to be spent on the improvement of Physical Education and sport in primary schools. It is also to be used for improving the health and well-being of primary pupils.

Click here for the 2018-19 Sports Premium statement

Click here for the Sports Funding Plan 17/18

Click here for the Impact of Sports Premium at Scarcroft Primary School