Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding that is given to us by the government to support children who may be vulnerable to under-achievement. The amount we receive is based on the number of children that we have who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) or who are ‘Children in Care’ (CIC). We receive the equivalent of £1320 for every child who is currently in receipt of Free School Meals plus some additional funding that is based on the number of children who have had Free School Meals in the past 6 years but are no longer eligible. As a school, we have a responsibility to report on the progress of children receiving pupil premium; demonstrate how we are using the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) and the impact that it is having on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Our Aim

To ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds (FSM/CIC) are able to make the same progress as, or better progress, than their peers.

How much Pupil Premium money do we get?

In the academic year 2018/19 our Pupil Premium Funding will be approximately £15460


At Tunstall Church of England Primary School, we organise teaching and learning in order to best meet the needs of all our children.
We arrange appropriate provision for children from vulnerable groups and for those who may be socially disadvantaged, to ensure that their needs are accurately assessed and met. We aim to support children and families with the social, emotional and behavioural aspects of learning.


At Tunstall we use this pupil premium money to fund some important roles within our school. These roles are focused on raising academic standards especially in English and Mathematics as well as supporting children’s emotional and behavioural needs to enable children to learn more effectively. 


Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium

Parents can check eligibility for free school meals through Kent County Councils ‘Education and Children’ service http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children and, if eligible, also gain welcome additional funding for their child’s school, known as ‘Pupil Premium’. If eligible, you are not obliged to accept the free school meals for your child if you wish to make other arrangements, but we do want to encourage applications as the additional funding gained would still benefit education provision at the school.

What the service does for parents

After entering essential details into the website, the online application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, and will notify the school.

This system is being provided to encourage parents to apply and take advantage of free school meals while at the same time increasing the benefit to schools from Pupil Premium funding, a substantial amount of which does not reach schools because not all parents who are eligible apply for free meals for their child.

What the service does for schools

As the government has now introduced free school meals for all children in Key Stage 1, it is more important than ever for schools to know the number of pupils for whom they can claim Pupil Premium funding. These funds enable schools to take on additional staff and invest in additional equipment, resources and activities to the benefit all children.

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Disadvantaged pupils

Pupil premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM


Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority


Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order


Service children


  • Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 5 Service
  • Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence



Please click here to view details about the Pupil Premium Grant 2017/2018


Please click here to view details about the Pupil Premium Grant 2016/2017


Please click here to view details about the Pupil Premium Grant 2015/2016.