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Pupil Premium

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011.  The aim is to help pupils from low income families get the best start in life.


The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility

At Pokesdown we continually reflect on our provision and improve it in order to ensure the best outcomes for all children. We support all our pupils by providing high quality, personalised classroom teaching supplemented by targeted support  for vulnerable learners as and when required. This also includes opportunities to access LOTC activities, creative and expressive arts and meeting children’s social and emotional needs.  We use current research to support and inform our decisions in how we use the money provided.  

The School Leadership Team and Governing Body review and monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.


Amount of Pupil Premium Funding Allocated each year:

YearAmountNumber of pupils eligible
2023 - 2024 £135,31593 - 22% of the school 
2022 - 2023£131,57595 - 23% of the school
2021 - 2022£119,70589
2020 - 2021£134,500100
2019 - 2020£143,880109
2018- 2019£134,600102
2017 - 2018£155,900118
2016 - 2017£161,040122


Find out our current spending plans and a review of the impact of recent funding.

If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, your child is adopted or you are a serving member of the armed forces, then we can claim Pupil Premium and use it support your child's development.  Please either speak to the school office or apply for FSM directly to the local authority online at: