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Pupil Premium and Sports Grant

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

Schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
  • often do not perform as well as their peers

The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.


Free School Meals

Schools get £1,345 for every primary age pupil who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to get free meals under the Universal Infant Free School Meals initiative.  This does not give the school PP funding.  You should apply for FSM for your child regardless of what year group they are in if you feel you may qualify.


Looked-after and previously looked-after children

Schools get £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.  Local authorities get the same amount for each child they are looking after; they must work with the school to decide how the money is used to support the child’s Personal Education Plan.


Service Premium

The service premium is not part of the pupil premium as the rules to attract the service premium are different.

Schools get £310 for every pupil with a parent who:

  • is serving in HM Forces
  • has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence 

This funding is to help with pastoral support.



To find out whether your child qualifies for free school meals, and

whether St. Martin's would receive additional funding, please see the details on this site:

or call in at the school office to find out more.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020-2021

Pupil Premium Review of Strategy 2019-2020

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019 - 2020

PE Impact Report 2018-2019