Pupil Premium

The government introduced Pupil Premium with the aim of increasing social mobility, reducing the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally and enabling more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend university.

Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.

Pupil Premium is additional funding received by schools for each pupil from disadvantaged families or background. The funding brings in £1320 per pupil. It is allocated to schools, based on the number of children who are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. This is one of the government’s key educational policies. It is based on the findings that show that, as a group, children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time, have consistently lower attainment than those who have never been eligible. It also includes children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children where a parent serves in the armed forces.

D’Eyncourt is situated in an area of deprivation, 25% of our pupils receive pupil premium funding. Furthermore, a significant proportion of other children are just above the threshold or unable to apply for free school meals. Even if a pupil does not have a school dinner, it is vital for a school to know if they are entitled to a free school meal.

Please see below our Pupil Premium Policy:

Pupil Premium Policy

Strategy Statement

Schools are free to determine how they spend this funding but are obliged to publish information about how the money is spent.

We have worked hard to ensure that the maximum number of pupils benefit from this funding.

Please see below the following Pupil Premium Strategy Statements for the current and previous academic years:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24

At D’Eyncourt Primary School, we have high aspirations and expectations of all of our pupils irrespective of their background or the challenges they face.

We have strong values that guide the actions of both staff and pupils to provide an education that develops a pupil’s personality, talents and abilities to ensure they are equipped to participate and contribute as a successful member of society. All staff in the school understand that it is our collective responsibility to inspire our pupils and engage them in their learning, set aspirational targets and encourage teamwork and collaboration.

The focus of our pupil premium strategy, through our ambitious and engaging curriculum, is to ensure that disadvantaged pupils are supported to make the most of their potential in all areas of school life and achieve the best possible outcomes. Through a combination of high-quality teaching, targeted small groups and one-to-one support and a focus on the development of the whole child, we nurture and support all pupils to take pride in their individual achievements, encouraging them to contribute to lessons and wider school life. We aim to improve the outcomes for our vulnerable and disadvantaged children in all areas of the curriculum.


Useful Websites

You can find out more about Pupil Premium here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium

If you want find out if your child is eligible for Free School Meals (FSM): https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/education-and-schools/free-school-meals

The EEF Guide to the Pupil Premium: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/guidance-for-teachers/using-pupil-premium