Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The government believes that this funding is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, ensuring that resources reach the pupils who need them most.


Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for Looked After Children who have been in continuous care for more than six months and for children of service personnel.


Headteachers and school leaders decide how to use the Pupil Premium and are held accountable through:

  • Performance tables showing the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.
  • The Ofsted inspection framework, which focuses on the attainment of pupil groups, particularly those attracting the Pupil Premium.
  • Reports for parents that schools publish online.

Chollerton First School’s Aims

  • We will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils, particularly those eligible for the Pupil Premium.
  • We recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals are socially disadvantaged.
  • We ensure that all pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding benefit from it, not just those who are under-performing or of lower ability.


Funding Received

We received no Pupil Premium funding in 2022/2023.

Our Pupil Premium Overview for 2023-2024 is attached.

Date of next review of Pupil Premium Strategy: Autumn 2024


How can parents and carers contribute to the success of the Pupil Premium Scheme?

If your child is eligible for free school meals, please register them even if they are not going to have a school lunch or if they are currently in Reception, Year 1, or Year 2. This will have a direct impact on the funding and will maximize the support we can provide.


For more information, please visit the Northumberland County Council Website