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Pupil Premium

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges faced by some pupils. The Government provides The Pupil Premium grants to ensure that support will reach disadvantaged pupils or those groups identified as vulnerable to under achievement. The purpose of the grant is to:

  • improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities
  • close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers

​Currently these groups are identified as:

  • pupils who are looked after by the local authority or are post-adopted
  • pupils who are currently or have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM)
  • pupils whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces


At Manuden Primary School, we review the needs of all pupils continuously. We plan our Pupil Premium Strategy to reflect the key priorities to meet these needs. We aim to support the whole child by developing our strategy to include budgeting for academic achievement, emotional wellbeing and enrichment initiatives as well as continuing the development and training of our staff team to support pupils. Reviewing the strategy throughout the year, ensures the grant is used to have the maximum impact for the pupils in our school.

If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the office to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium Grant funding that may be used to help your child. All cases are treated in confidence.


At Manuden Primary School, funds may be used in the following ways:



One to One Tuition

To help children reach their full potential in reading, writing and numeracy.

Group interventions and catch-up sessions (academic)

To support confidence and progress in phonics, reading, writing and numeracy.

One to one mentoring.

To support pupils’ self-esteem, self-regulation, attitudes to learning, behaviour, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school.

Training and professional development for all staff

To support children’s academic progress and emotional well-being through best practice and effective teaching and learning strategies.

EWMH Services

To support children’s emotional well-being and mental health, services from other agencies may be bought in to support pupils.

Funding for educational visits

To ensure the children are able to participate and to enhance the curriculum.  To provide the children with opportunities to enrich their life experiences and use life skills.

Funding for music lessons

To ensure the children are able to participate and to enhance the curriculum.  To enable children to pursue interests and talents.

Funding for before and after school provision fees

To support individual social needs and to develop a sense of well-being.

To support high attendance for all pupils

Funding for access sports and other extra-curricular clubs

To ensure the children are able to participate and to enhance the curriculum.  To enable children to pursue interests and talents.

Funding curriculum or emotion well-being resources

To ensure that provision matches individual needs, (including resources and personnel) so that progress and attainment are at their greatest.


Headlines 2023-2024

  • The grant for 2023-24 was £5720
  • Three pupils attracted Pupil Premium grant funding


Manuden Primary School is committed to developing and improving practices for all pupils.  We will therefore continue to monitor, evaluate and review the impact of the initiatives, as outlined in the Pupil Premium Strategy documents below, though regular Pupil Progress Meetings in order to to ensure that the funding is having a positive impact on learning, progress and attainment and that planned strategies are having the intended outcome.  



Full reviews and current strategy documents is found below:


Pupil Premium Strategy 2022 - 2023