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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Pupil Premium

DfE guidance:

Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation,as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 

‘We know a good education is the key to improving young people’s life chances, to enable them to progress into adulthood with the skills and confidence for success. The Pupil Premium will provide schools with the resources with which to address inequalities in the system and raise the attainment of those pupils from low income families’.

Source DfE website

Funding - Financial Year 2023 - 2024

In the 2023 - 2024 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free schools meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,345 for pupils in Reception year to Year 6

Schools will also receive £2,345 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

  • adoption

  • a special guardianship order

  • a child arrangements order

  • a residence order

Schools will also receive £310 for each pupil who is recorded as Ever 6 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

Further information:

Pupil Premium policy guidance
Pupil Premium Effective Use & Accountability
Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Pupil Premium Guidance  

PUPIL PREMIUM at Upton Junior School

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

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.

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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393