What is pupil premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to help children from low income families achieve in line with their potential. Copnor Primary School will only receive this additional money to spend on children if parents or guardians who are eligible apply for it. 

Who is eligible?
The school is awarded the additional funding for children who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Have a parent serving in the armed forces;
  • Are currently entitled to free school meals
  • Have been entitled to free school meals within the last 6 years;
  • Are ‘looked after’
  • Are covered by a guardianship order
  • Are covered by a residency order
  • Have been adopted from care.
Whilst Children in EYFS/KS1 currently get Free School Meals it is still important that parents complete an Entitlement Application Form as this can bring in adiitional funding to help your child reach their full potential.

Government Guidance on Pupil Premium Funding 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch Up Premium
For the academic year 2020 to 2021, Copnor Primary School received  £50,000 in additional funding from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium.   How this grant will be spent and how the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of the pupils at the school will be measured, is detailed within the Pupil Premium strategy.  


Pupil Premium Strategy

Review of Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021 (including catchup)