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Tennyson Primary School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium school aims

At Tennyson Road Primary School, all pupils, including the most severely disadvantaged and highly gifted, are regarded as unique individuals and receive both challenge and support designed to meet their needs.

We aim to ensure that every child leaves Tennyson Road Primary school excited about learning and determined to succeed. We want to equip them with confidence, resilience and a passion for integrity and equality. These qualities will enable them to thrive and to champion kindness and fairness at all stages of their future lives.


The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), those in care or who have been adopted, and those who have a family member serving in the Armed Forces (Service Children) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Background and legal context

For pupils eligible for pupil premium a fixed amount, which is expected to rise year-on-year while the government is in office, is allocated to schools for each pupil registered for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

The Department for Education has stated that schools: ‘are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit’.

However, as with all public money schools are required to spend the grant for the purpose that it was intended and will be held accountable through the following:

  • the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • the new Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular, those who attract the pupil premium
  • the annual reports for parents that schools are required to publish online.

DfE Conditions of Grant

Please click here for information on the Pupil Premium Grant from the Department for education.