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Chawton C.E.

Primary School

'Love, Courage and Fellowship'

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is an amount of money the government allocates to each school to support all pupils to support them with making good progress and attaining successfully: ready for the next stage in their education.


 It is aimed at pupils who qualify for free school meals (FSM) or have had free school meals within the last 6 years (known as Ever 6 FSM). The Government believes that Pupil Premium, which is in addition to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who most need it and are vulnerable to the risk of underachievement.


It is for each school to decide how this money should be spent, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individuals attending their school. It is used to support, in a variety of different ways, those pupils who are in receipt of the funding.


Chawton CE Primary School is committed to enabling all children to gain an excellent education. We recognise that children from disadvantaged backgrounds can face particular challenges and welcome the Pupil Premium as an important way to support them.


Our approach ensures that all aspects of the school support children from disadvantaged backgrounds, from high quality first teaching, to providing targeted support when it is needed. 


We also recognise that to enable pupils to flourish, participating in clubs,educational visits and wider curriculum enhancements all play an important role and should be accessible to all. We use some Pupil Premium money to pay for, and subsidise, these activities for those who would not otherwise be able to afford them. 


Please see the following documents for our Pupil Premium Strategy; reviewing how this has been spent and how we are intending to spend it to support these pupils.