Premiums and Grants

Pupil Premium at the Priory Primary School:

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding to publicly funded schools in England. It is provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.

These include pupils who are entitled to and registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years, those Looked After by the Local Authority for six months or longer, and children of armed service personnel.

The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress, raise attainment and support the pupils in the participation of activities in the wider curriculum. The pupil premium is allocated to schools to decide how the additional funding should be spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being allocated, and the impact of any additional support or provision.
If you would like to apply for free school meal entitlement, please contact the school office.

Pupil Premium Policy
Pupil Premium Report
Pupil Premium DofE Strategy Statement

Covid Catch-up and Tutoring Grant

Covid Catch-up Funding Premium
What is the Catch Up Funding Premium?

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes:

  • a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time
  • Premium can be carried forward over academic years

Covid Report

Tutoring Grant

What is the Tutoring Grant?

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) provides primary and secondary schools with funding to spend on targeted academic support, delivered by trained and experienced tutors and mentors. This is in accordance with section 14 of the Education Act 2002, in the form of the school-led tutoring grant for the 2021 to 2022 academic year.

On 31 March 2022, the Department for Education (DfE) announced plans to simplify the programme for the 2022 to 2023 academic year. These plans involve providing £349 million of core tutoring funding directly to schools and giving them the freedom to decide how best to provide tutoring for their pupils.

As a result, in the academic year 2022 to 2023, schools will receive the NTP grant funding for all 3 routes of tuition: tuition partners, academic mentors, and school-led tutoring via this grant.

Tutoring Grant Report – Tutoring Grant Plan