Pupil Premium

Led By: Stephanie Reding

Link Governor: Emma Foster


What is Pupil Premium?

The Government continues to give money to schools to help children from lower income families. This funding is called ‘Pupil Premium’. Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years receive £1455. Children who are Looked After Children (LAC) or Previously Looked After Children (PLAC) receive £2530. A breakdown of how this is spent can be found on our current Pupil Premium Strategy, which is in the files section below. 

The link to our LAC/PLAC page can be found here: Beaver Road Primary School: Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children 

Our 'Pupil Premium Promise':

As part of our Pupil Premium Promise, we ensure each child entitled to the premium receives an individualised tracker. The trackers are individual to each child and help us to monitor their academic and enrichment activties, as well as leadership opportunities for each child. These are updated half-termly by class teachers and are reviewed by our Pupil Premium Lead.

In addition to this, Pupil Premium children are discussed at length in pupil progress meetings and as part of our staff and leadership meetings, we regularly review and share best practice and research with both school leaders and staff. Children who are identified as Pupil Premium are also encouraged to apply for leadership roles across the school such as house leaders, curriculum ambassadors and playground leaders. We know that these opportunities develop children’s confidence and life-long ambitions to become leaders of the future. 

Those children who apply and qualify for FSM in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 are eligible to claim one free school jumper or book bag, redeemable only once. 

For a full breakdown of Pupil Premium spending, please see below our Pupil Premium Strategy statement, which can be found in the files.

Free School Meals

We offer numerous enrichment activities for Pupil Premium children who are currently receiving Free School Meals. We believe these opportunities encourage children to participate fully in all the school has to offer and gives them new experiences that they otherwise may not have access to.

At present, all children who currently receive free school meals are entitled to:

  • Priority access to all school led clubs, including multi-sports, free of charge.
  • Reduced music lessons for one musical instrument within an academic year (price varies depending on tutor)
  • Free school trips and planned workshops throughout the year.
  • The cost of residential trips reduced by half in Years 3, 4 & 5.
  • A fully funded place for the Year 6 residential trip to Ghyll Head.
  • Breakfast Club on an invite-only basis. 

Does my child qualify for FSMs and how can I apply?

Your child may qualify if you have any of these incomes:

- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- The guaranteed part of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (as long as your annual gross income is £16,190 or less and  you don’t get Working Tax Credit)
- Working Tax Credit run-off after you come off Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit that you applied for on, or after, 1 April 2018. As long as your household income is less than £7,400 a year after tax, not including any benefits

Please visit the website below to apply:


*No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

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