The pupil premium is part of the social Mobility Strategy that aims to tackle unfairness at every stage of life with specific measures to improve educational outcomes from the foundation years to school and into adulthood.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM).  Since 2012, this has also included pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the previous six years.  Funding is also supplied for those children on local authority care and those who have parents or guardians working for the British Services.

This enables funds to be available for your child for personalised support and resources to help them achieve the best possible start in their life and to make an impact on their attainment particularly in English and Mathematics. 


Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals and therefore additional support through the Pupil Premium Grant if one or more of these criteria apply to you:

  • Employment and Support Allowance (income-related)
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker's Allowance (income based)
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit  run-one paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit 

You will not be entitled to Free School Meals if you receive any element of Working Tax Credit or if your annual household income (as sessessed by HMRC) is greater than £16,190.

Click here to complete the online registration for Free School Meals. 


Schools are legally required to publish on their website how they spend their pupil premium funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive. 

Our Pupil Premium policy can be found in our 'Policies' section under 'Our School'

Pupil Premium at St. Benedict’s

We have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.

Our Approach 

Money has been ring-fenced and used to benefit all pupil premium pupils. We have established clear lines of responsibility with a member of the senior leadership team and a link governor taking responsibility for Pupil Premium.

All staff are aware of areas for development in the school in terms of subjects, year groups and they know which children are focus children.

Money is used to benefit all pupil premium children and supports higher as well as lower ability children by extending provision on offer.

We have largely targeted our additional pupil premium funding on:

  • Ensuring we provide first rate quality teaching
  • Targeted intervention where necessary
  • Pastoral care
  • Enriching experiences

Please click on our strategy statements below for further details:

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022-2023

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021 - 2022

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019 - 2020

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018-19

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-18

Premium Pupil Allocation