Pupil Premium/Catch up Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and paid to local authorities by a grant based on the January census figures for pupils registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) in Reception to Year 11. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings.  It is also allocated to service children and looked after children.

Please register your child if you are eligible using the easy online facility which has been launched by Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S). You can now check your eligibility for FSM. This self-service option is available at:


For this online service, all you need to do is enter your name, National Insurance number or Asylum number, address and your child’s details. Then press submit and find out if you are eligible. If the result comes back found, this means your child is eligible for FSM and the system automatically tells the school. You no longer have to find the paperwork and go to school to get it checked.

As of April 2012, the Government has widened the coverage of the Premium to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

The funding is also given to service children to support their emotional and social well-being. The Ministry of Defence has recently announced that the Service Children premium will be extended to include children whose parent has left the service up to three years ago, this is known as Ever 3. Please inform the school if one parent is in the services or has been in the last three years.

Looked after children also receive this funding to support their educational, emotional and social well-being needs but their funding is dealt with in line with the school’s Looked After Children Policy.

For all other children in receipt of this funding, schools decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since it is recognised that they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the pupils within their responsibility.

As of September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium and the impact it has had. This is to ensure that parents and others are fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

In our school, each child who is eligible to receive Pupil Premium of any kind is reviewed by our Leadership Team at the start of each year and our intervention menu is put together based on the needs of this cohort. This menu forms the core part of our Pupil Premium Strategy and therefore links closely to our annual Pupil Premium Statement.

An example of our current menu and pupil premium statement is attached below, along with the previous year’s evaluated statement and an overview of our tracking systems for vulnerable children.

Catch Up Funding

All schools were allocated a pot of additional funding by the Government in response to the restricted school access caused by Covid19 throughout 2020 and 2021.

Click here for details of our allocation and spend.