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. This funding is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities that exist between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.

This funding is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point over the last six years; pupils who have been “looked after” for more than six months, pupils who have left local authority care or pupils of service personnel.

If you feel your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, please see the link below for the Trafford Free School Meal application form.


The DFE has given us the freedom to use the Pupil Premium as we see fit, based on the knowledge of our pupils’ needs and we use this funding to meet the needs of our educationally disadvantaged pupils.

Our overall goal is to focus on those that educationally really need our help. We use our Pupil Premium funding to reduce the gaps in progress and attainment between educationally disadvantaged pupils and other pupils.

“…Pupil Premium provides an important focus for prioritising the achievement of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in our education system. When it is most effective, the Pupil Premium will sit at the heart of a whole school effort, with all staff understanding the strategy and their role within in.”
The EEF Guide to the Pupil Premium

“… clarity is the Pupil Premium’s greatest strength. Educational attainment is the best predictor that we have of a young person’s long-term outcomes. The Premium can act as a focal point as schools plan and put in place the strategies that will help their students succeed.” The EEF Guide to the Pupil Premium

Sports Premium Principles

The school receives additional funding to improve the provision of PE and sport.

The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:

  • To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports.
  • To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence.
  • To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport.
  • To promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement. 

Total amount granted for 2019-20: £19,812

Expected Outcomes

  • More pupils of all ages and abilities to be involved in sport and physical activity
  • Improved health and fitness levels
  • Increased numbers of pupils involved in leadership
  • Increased collaborative and teamwork

Please find the relevant documents below: