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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium and how does it help pupils at Porchester?


At Porchester, like all state funded schools in England, we receive extra money in our school budget from the government to help us improve the attainment of our pupils who receive Free School Meals or have received Free School Meals at any time in the last 6 years. This extra money is called Pupil Premium. 


The Pupil Premium funding is used by our school to ensure that our pupils from more disadvantaged backgrounds attain just as highly as our pupils from more advantaged backgrounds. We aim to ensure that all of our pupils achieve the highest academic standards. 


We use our Pupil Premium money to:

  • Improve our teaching so that it is of the highest quality and has the biggest impact on learning and progress
  • Fund extra academic support in school, such as interventions and targeted extra lessons
  • Fund wider experiences and non-academic support for our pupils, such as educational trips and visits, music lessons and sports clubs
  • Increase our pupils' confidence, resilience, self-esteem and aspirations


We publish our Pupil Premium strategy each year here on our school website and also publish the impact of our Pupil Premium in the previous academic year. 


If you think your child may be eligible to receive Free School Meals and may benefit from Pupil Premium funding, please contact the school office. 





Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Porchester Pupil Premium strategy 2020-2021