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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is a grant given to schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and to support pupils with parents in the armed forces.

Schools receive money for each pupil of compulsory age who fits the eligibility criteria. There are five categories of eligibility with different amounts of funding attached.

Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as 'ever 6 free school meals (FSM)'


Pupils in year groups 7 to 11 recorded as 'ever 6 FSM'


Looked after children (LAC)




Pupils with parents in the armed forces


A school’s grant allocations are based on the number of eligible pupils recorded on the January 2019 census.

The grant may be spent in the following ways:

  • for the purposes of the school, that is for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school
  • for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies
  • 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
  • The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year beginning 1 April 2019, some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

You can find this information in the conditions of grant for pupil premium allocations in the 2019-20 financial year, published by the Department for Education (DfE) and the Education Funding Agency (EFA), the predecessor to the current Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

Pupil Premium 2019/2020

The Pupil Premium 2019/20 was allocated to local authorities and schools for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, are ‘children looked after (CLA)’ continually for more than 6 months at any time in the last six years, and service children i.e. children of parents in the armed services.

In addition to CLA from 2019/2020 children adopted under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 also received additional Pupil Premium of £2,300 per learner.

Schools continue to have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the underlying school budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. Schools have a duty to report on their use of Pupil Premium.



Total Pupil Premium Allocation


Use of Pupil Premium

Brooklands have allocated funding to enhance and enrich the learning experiences of our vulnerable learners by providing opportunities to attend and participate in extra-curricular activities and provide specialist interventions.

This is how we spent pupil premium for the year 2019 - 2020.



Specialist music therapy


Circus Skills


Theatre Group




SELFA support fee




Impact of Pupil Premium

We closely monitor the progress made by those pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium to ensure that they are making good progress and if they are not, we analyse why not and put in additional support and intervention.