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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 to provide schools with funding to support children in low income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and families with parents in the armed forces. At Manor Field Junior School, we ensure that this is carefully targeted so that there is an impact on improving children's learning and well-being. 

For each child who is eligible for pupil premium funding, the school receives £1385.

Who is eligible for free school meals (FSM)?

A pupil is only eligible to receive a free school meal when a claim for the meal has been made on their behalf, and their eligibility has been verified by the school where they are enrolled or by the local authority. To learn more information about how to receive free school meals, view this webpage from our food provider HC3S.

How does Service Pupil Premium differ from Pupil Premium?

Service Pupil Premium funding is additional funding received by schools to help provide additional support for pupils who have one of their parents serving in the regular armed forces.

The purpose of this funding is primarily to provide pastoral support for service children, whereas the Pupil Premium was introduced to raise attainment and accelerate progress within disadvantaged groups.

Is your child eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant?

Please note that the criteria for Pupil Premium (which used to be called “free school meals funding”) is the same, regardless of method of checking eligibility, but for the online service all you need to do is enter your name, national insurance number or asylum number, your address and your child’s details.  Press ‘submit’ and you will find out if you are eligible.

If your result comes back ‘found’, this means your child is eligible for Pupil Premium and the system automatically tells the school. In this way we get some extra funding for your child which we can use to help improve outcomes for those who need a little extra support.

So PLEASE – check today if you are eligible to help us help your children. Just click on the link:

If you require any support with this, please contact the School Office:

email: or call: 01256 329826

How is the Pupil Premium Grant spent?

The Government allows the school to determine how best to spend the Pupil Premium Grant as long as it is for:

  • the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school
  • for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies
  • spent on community facilities; for example, services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated

Looked After Children Pupil Premium Funding

This is managed by the designated Virtual School Head (VSH) in the local authority with responsibility for the child. The funding is allocated to be used for the benefit of the looked after child’s educational needs as set out in their Personal Education Plan (PEP). At Manor Field Junior School, the designated teacher for looked after children is currently Paul Shakespeare, Headteacher.

Evidence Based Research

At Manor Field Junior School, we recognise the importance of targeting Pupil Premium funding carefully to address barriers to learning and provide targeted support, teaching and learning opportunities in order to maximise progress and attainment.

Where possible, we select strategies and approaches that are evidenced based, using research to support our decisions. This is reflected in our current Pupil Premium Strategy below.

Please click on the links below to access further information and our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement:

How do we meet our children's needs (according to Maslow's Hierarchy)?

Strategies to support vulnerable children at Manor Field Junior School

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2020-2021.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2022:

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022-2025

Recovery Premium Funding

The recovery premium grant is part of the government’s package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

It is a time-limited grant providing additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year and further funds across the 2022 to 2023 and 2023 to 2024 academic years.

It is focused on pupil premium eligible pupils. However, schools can use it to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting any pupil based on an assessment of individual need.

Recovery Funding 2021-2022 Reviewed

Recovery Funding 2022-2023