Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools reduce the difference in attainment between pupils from low income or disadvantaged families and their peers.

Pupils qualify for the pupils if:

  • they are/have been registered from free school meals (FSM) in the past 6 years;
  • they have been in care or looked after for more than 6 months;
  • they have been adopted or have special guardianship orders or residence orders;
  • their parents are serving in the armed forces.


If you feel that your child may be entitled to Free School Meals (FSM), please contact us and we will be happy to help as this is a significant amount of money which enables us to make a real difference to our pupils.  (FSM funding is different from the meals ALL children in Reception and KS1 receive.)

We are required to publish information about the planned spending of this year’s funding as well as our previous year’s allocation.

Funding Allocations

Year Number on roll Pupils Eligible % of school Funding Allocation
2018/ 2019 217 17 8 £22,400
2017/ 2018 219 17 8 £21,260


Barriers to Learning

Children who are entitled to pupil premium in our school face a range of barriers that can affect their ability to learn.  50% of the children entitled are also on our SEN register, with a greater percentage still entering school below their peers.  We have found that parental support is varied and can fluctuate depending on family situations.

Attendance and punctuation are also issues affecting some of the children.

Behavioural issues also provide a challenge both within the classroom and during group work.


Pupil Premium Reviews



Sports Funding 2017 2018

We pride ourselves on the opportunities we offer pupils to become involved in a range of sport and outdoor and adventurous activities. Many of our extracurricular events rely on the good will of staff and parent helpers. These include successful football, netball, running and hockey clubs.

Through our local consortium of schools and the wider Carlisle group of schools, pupils have opportunities to compete in a range of competitions, including; tennis, cross country, football and netball amongst others.

Sports funding is a sum of money provided by the Government to enable us to extend and develop our provision which we use in a number ways to develop the quality of our provision and extend the number of opportunities available to our children. Our P.E. subject leader has an overview of P.E. provision across the school. She is supported by a dedicated P.E administrator who helps to identify opportunities for continued development. 

In 2017/18 we received £10,435

The table below details how this year's Sports Premium was spent:



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