Leven Valley C of E Primary School

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

It is an extra allocation of funding for all schools by the Government to address the needs of disadvantaged pupils and to narrow the gap in achievement recorded nationally between those pupils and others.

The allocation is based on those pupils receiving free school meals at the school. It is also allocated to pupils from military backgrounds and Looked After Children.

In 2021-22 the allocation per pupil is £1345 for those entitled to free school meals and £310 per pupil from a military background. This school will receive an estimated £9415 funding.


At Leven Valley Primary C of E Primary School:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for all pupils that belong to all vulnerable groups
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged children, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all children who are socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individual children. The limited nature of the funding means that it is not necessarily appropriate that all FSM children will receive individual interventions at any one time.
  • Funding for Looked After Children will be reserved for those individuals.

Identified barriers to educational achievement

Analysis and evaluation has found that barriers faced by those eligible children include:

  • Access to extended family support for learning.
  • Higher school mobility leading to gaps in learning continuity and progression.
  • Access to opportunities to promote personal and social development.
  • Access to a wide variety of activities that support self-esteem and confidence.

The Pupil Premium Grant will be targeted to:

  • Support the employment of teaching support staff for additional hours to work with small groups for phonics, reading and numeracy support in classes across the school in order to raise standards in vulnerable groups
  • Provide transport to both curricular and extra-curricular visits, events and activities
  • Subsidise school visits and residentials for FSM and other socially disadvantaged pupils.

Pupil Premium Report

Pupil Premium Report 2020-21