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Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.  It was introduced in 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.  Looked after children and those of service personnel also attract funding.


At Featherbank the funding has been used in a variety of ways to give opportunities, experiences and support to pupils who are disadvantaged.  Examples of teaching and learning support include:

  • Nurture sessions
  • 1:1 support by teaching assistants
  • Small group sessions
  • Purchase of specific reading materials and other SEN resources, where required
  • Speech and language support
  • A well equipped library for extra reading interventions

The curriculum is enriched by:

  • Hiring of specialist music teacher
  • Hiring of musical instruments
  • Educational visits – costs are often subsidised
  • Residential visit in Year 6 is subsidised to disadvantaged pupils
  • New resources to boost performance in Year 6
  • Staffing allows support as and when required to suit pupil’s identified needs.
  • After school clubs offer tuition, experience and enjoyment to disadvantaged pupils
  • Lunchtime clubs are delivered by teachers.

We would encourage all families who may be eligible for free school meals to claim them.  A healthy, balanced midday meal promotes the health of your child and his/her learning in school.  See the government website; the office staff can also assist you.

How to register for Free School Meals

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2022

Actual Pupil Premium Spend 2019-2020

Actual Pupil Premium Spend 2018 - 2019

Actual Pupil Premium Spending 2017 - 2018

Proposed Pupil Premium Spend 2017-2018

Proposed Pupil Premium Spending 2016 - 2017

Pupil Premium Spending 2014/2015