St Michael'sChurch of England Primary School

Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The school receives funding from the Government to support it in trying to meet this aspiration. This is known as the Pupil Premium grant.

Pupil Premium is additional funding, from the government, provided to schools for supporting pupils from families that are deemed to be disadvantaged to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children. There are different categories of children that qualify for Pupil Premium:

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM).

  • Children who have received free school meals in last 6 years.

  • Looked after children.

  • Children who have left looked after care because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a Child arrangements order or a residence order.

  • Armed forces children.


It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium grant is spent, since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils for whom we are responsible. Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way we think will best support the raising of attainment for the pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium.


How to Apply?

Parents are encouraged to apply for Pupil Premium if they think they may be eligible. Even if your child would prefer to have packed lunch, the school still receives a significant amount of funding for each child. Your child will then benefit from free school educational visits and free after school clubs, in addition to other support in school. If you need help with the application process, please speak to the office.


Pupil Premium Allocation 2021-2022

For the current financial year the school receives £13,760 to support 11 children from low income families who are currently known to be or have been in the last 6 years eligible for free school meals. The pupil premium also supports children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. This money is spent on a variety of initiatives which give these pupils the best possible chance to make good progress. Please see our Pupil Premium Strategy for more detail on our initiatives.