Pupil Premium Funding & Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium

Kells Lane Primary School

What Is Pupil Premium?

Introduced in 2011, the Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their peers.

More information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium/pupil-premium

Is My Child Eligiable For Pupil Premium

Schools are given a pupil premium for:

  • Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. 
  • Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. 
  • Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

You can apply for the Early Years Pupil Premium if your child is aged 3 or 4 and you get 15 hours free childcare. Further information regarding the criteria for this can be found following the link below.


If you think that your child may be eligible for pupil premium support, please contact the school office.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium (November 2020)

Total amount of premium


How the fund will be spent

Increasing of teaching capacity
Purchase of maths programmes and resources
Purchase of reading and writing resources
Purchase of resources to support social and emotional well-being
Purchase of counselling services
Purchase of technology to support pupils to access additional learning
One to one tuition for targeted pupils
How the impact of the fund on educational attainment will be assessed?
Pupils have been assessed and identified as needing to catch up lost ground when compared to the rest of their year group in: Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
Pupils will be assessed periodically to check that they are making up lost ground.
Assessment will be mainly teacher judgement alongside standardised tests including Star Reading and Mathematics programmes.