Pupil Premium



What is the Pupil Premium grant?

Pupil Premium is additional funding, from the government, provided to schools for supporting pupils from families that are deemed to be disadvantaged to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children. There are different categories of children that qualify for Pupil Premium:

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM).

  • Children who have received free school meals in last 6 years.

  • Looked after children.

  • Children who have left looked after care because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a Child arrangements order or a residence order.

  • Armed forces children.


It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium grant is spent, since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils for whom we are responsible. Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way we think will best support the raising of attainment for the pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium.


As a school we analyse data to identify the barriers to learning, putting plans in place to address these barriers, measure the impact on pupil welfare and progress, and use this analysis to plan the best use for the monies received. We plan to use the Pupil Premium money received to close the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. We will also use the money to subsidise pupils to attend enrichment clubs and activities that may not be otherwise accessible. 


Every school is legally required to formally report how this funding has been used and the outcomes that have been achieved - please click on the link below to read our Pupil Premium Statement.

Brightwell cum Sotwell CofE Primary School Pupil Premium Statement


If you wish to have further information about how the Pupil Premium grant is allocated, please contact Sue Potts, Headteacher.