Pupil Premium  FUNDING

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Disadvantaged Learner Lead

Miss Danielle Bond

Miss Bond is the contact for parents of those children in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant and will be able to give you more information about how they are being supported in school.
Please feel free to phone the school to make an appointment (01793 770239). 

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils. More information can be found here: Pupil premium - GOV.UK


How will the school use Pupil Premium funding?

The DfE (Department for Education) require schools to publish the following information:  

  • Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-24 (click to open)

    The above document details our strategy for the period 2021-24 and outlines:
    • the amount of the school’s allocation of pupil premium grant
    • details of the main barriers to educational achievement
    • how the allocation will be spent to address the barriers and why these approaches were taken
    • how the school will measure the impact of the pupil premium
    • the date of the next pupil premium strategy review 
    • how funding was spent in each academic year and the impact it had on eligible and other pupils.  


Our ethos of ‘Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly’ is underpinned by our belief that all children have the capacity to shine brightly in all they do. We intend that the opportunities provided through our Pupil Premium funding will enable children to develop a lifelong love of learning that leads to high aspirations enabling them to ‘shine brightly’ in all aspects of life, at school and beyond.

Am I entitled to Pupil Premium funding?

You can check your child's eligibility for Free School Meals through the online parent portal: Free school meals (wiltshire.gov.uk)

Alternatively a member of the office team can help by emailing admin@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk or phoning (01793) 770293.


Eligibility Criteria:

Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following: 

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit 


If you are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) your child will receive the following FREE:
(Sweatshirt, stationery pack, and book are provided only once, on the successful application for FSM
Access to vouchers and subsidiary payments remain active as long as the child attends St Mary's.)


Please Note: There is a difference between Universal Free School Meals offered at KS1, and Pupil Premium Free School meals. These two are not to be confused. Thus, somebody in KS1 can be entitled to Universal Free School Meals but to access Pupil Premium funding they should still apply for Free School Meals. Please phone if you think this applies to you: (01793) 770293