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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.


The government has provided schools with Pupil Premium funding (additional funding to the main school funding) to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers.



The government allows individual schools to decide how to use the Pupil Premium funding. The school is held accountable as to how its funding is used through:

  • national performance data which compares disadvantaged pupils with their peers
  • the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those pupils who receive Pupil Premium funding
  • the new reports for parents that schools publish online (website)



In most cases the Pupil Premium funding is paid directly to the school, allocated for every pupil who receives a free school meal (and has received free school meals in the last six years).  The allocations can be found in the document below.


Guiding principles for the allocation of resources at Manor Leas Junior Academy

  • We believe in maximising the use of the pupil premium grant (PPG) by utilising a long-term strategy aligned to the School Improvement Plan and research evidence (EEF).  This enables us to implement a blend of short, medium, and long-term interventions, and align pupil premium use with wider school improvements.

  • High-quality teaching is at the heart of our approach, with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged pupils require the most support. This is proven to have the greatest impact on closing the disadvantage attainment gap and at the same time will benefit the non-disadvantaged pupils in our school. 

From 2020/2021 we have a 3 year strategy to move away from full annual reviews. Instead we will look at a  “multi-year approach". Thus following the DFE’s directive, which would help schools take a longer view of the support grant and would “align their plan with the wider school improvement strategy”.

Pupil premium strategy statements will be published annually. Next review due is in December 2023