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Pupil Premium

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.

At Gainsborough Parish C of E School we have high aspirations and ambitions for all of our children and we firmly believe that no child should be disadvantaged. All our children are given the chance to reach their full potential and we use our Pupil Premium funding to help us achieve this.

Information to be published to Parents:

Schools are now required to publish their Pupil Premium Strategy. This should include:

  • In the previous academic year how the pupil premium allocation was spent and the impact of that expenditure on eligible and other pupils.
  • In the current academic year
    • 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 will the school measure the impact of Pupil Premium

To monitor progress on attainment, new measures have been included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. At Parish School we will use our data collecting, monitoring and tracking timetable to monitor pupil progress and enable the early indication of need, support and intervention. Review meetings will take place in accordance with the timetable within the Strategy.

Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local authority care because of one of the following:

  • Adoption
  • A Special Guardianship Order
  • A Child Arrangements Order
  • A Residence Order


If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local authority care for any of the reasons above, they will receive £1,900 funding.

Children who have been in local authority care for one day or more also attract £1,900 pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils does not go to the school, it goes to the Virtual School Head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.

Eligibility for Free School Meals

A parent may wish to check their child's eligibility for free school meals. Please contact the school office if you would like assistance in this matter.

Parents in England are eligible for free school meals if they receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers 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 assessed annual income that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit additional payment - payment available for qualifying parents for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.


If you think your child is eligible for free school meals, even if you do not want your child to eat school meals, please contact the school office. Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.


Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-2024

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23