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.’

Pupil Premium funding is available to:

  • Local authority maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • Voluntary-sector alternative provision, with local authority agreement
  • Special schools not maintained by the local authority
  • Academies and free schools, including special and AP academies

In the financial year 2015-2016 Loddon Primary school received £1,320 for each pupil in F2 – Y6 who had been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

In the financial year 2016-2017 the school received £1,320 for pupils in F2-Y6 who had been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. 

In the financial year 2017-2018 the school will receive £1,320 for each pupil in F2-Y6 who has been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

Schools are entitled to £1,900  for any pupil who has left local authority care because of one of the following:

  • Adoption
  • A special guardian order
  • A child arrangements order
  • A residence order

Children who have been in local authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of Pupil Premium funding. Funding for these pupils goes to the Virtual School Head in the Local Authority that looks after the child. We do not currently have any pupils that are in receipt of this funding.

Ever 6 FSM

Pupil Premium for 2017-2018 will include pupils recorded in the January 2017 school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) since May 2011 as well as those first known to be eligible in January 2017.

It is important that parents of children in Reception - Year 2 still apply if eligible for FSM as this is the only way the school will receive the funding and FSM for pupils beyond Year 2.

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

EYPP is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3 and 4 years old.

Children must receive free early education in order to attract EYPP funding.

Once a child previously eligible for EYPP starts school they will not become automatically eligible for the school-age pupil premium.

Parents need to re-apply if still eligible.


Families will attract EYPP / PP  / LAC / adopted funding if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

    Income Support

      Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

        Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

          Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

            The guaranteed element of Pension Credit

              Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

                Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

                  Universal Credit

                  ‘Pupil Premium funding is provided to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their full potential.’

                  We recognise that not all pupils are socially disadvantaged, however still provide provision to enable achievement.


                  Our Pupil Premium funding aims to:

                  • Provide additional educational support to improve the progress and raise the standard of achievement of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding
                  • Narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers
                  • Reach the pupils who need it most and aim to make an impact on their education and lives
                  • Ensure full access to the curriculum
                  • Provide extra-curricular opportunities 

                  Strategies used by the school when planning for Pupil Premium pupils

                  • Pupil Premium will be identified in the school budget
                  • The school will decide how the Pupil Premium funding is spent to benefit the entitled pupils
                  • Governors oversee the budget spend and receive updates on the progress of Pupil Premium pupils
                  • The budget spend will be detailed to show the allocation each pupil has receive
                  • Parents will be encouraged to ask for financial support
                  • The school informs parents about Early Years Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium funding and how to register; using the school newsletter and in welcome packs for new pupils
                  • Data will be tracked to ensure that pupils make expected and where necessary accelerated progress
                  • Provision will be monitored to ensure impact
                  • School will continue to look for further strategies and interventions to improve the progress and attainment of pupils

                  Monitoring and evaluating

                  • We track the progress of all pupils including Free School Meals Pupil Premium half termly
                  • Pupil Premium pupils will be tracked individually and as a group
                  • Pupil Premium pupils are discussed at Pupil Progress Meetings with the Headteacher and during discussions with the Inclusion Leader
                  • Where pupils are not making progress existing provision will be explored and changed if necessary
                  • Where the provision allows, data and impact will be monitored using our intervention record 

                  Mrs Gemma Didcock is our Inclusion Leader. She is responsible for Pupil Premium across the school. Mrs Didcock is contactable via the school office or by email: inclusion@loddon.wokingham.sch.uk

                  She will be happy to discuss how to apply for Pupil Premium (FSM) and ways in which the Pupil Premium funding can be spent.

                  Please pick up a leaflet and application form from the office if you think your child may qualify for FSM / Pupil Premium.

                  Our Pupil Premium Strategy below details how we spent the Pupil Premium funding in the last academic year and how we plan to spend it in this academic year.