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Leigh Primary School

Pupil Premium

Information Regarding Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free school meals (FSM): to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially. This also includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). Currently the Pupil Premium allocation is:

Type of Funding 2022-2023 2023-2024
Per Pupil  in YR-Y6 recording as Ever 6 FSM £1385 £1455
Looked After Children £2410 £2530
Children of parents who have served in the armed forces £320 £335

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium according to their professional judgement. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.

For further information regarding the conditions of the 2021-22 Pupil Premium grant then please visit:

 At Leigh Primary School:

  •  we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • we ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged 


  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1:1 support
  • additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs
  • acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve 'Expected Secure' by the end of the year.  
  • The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.
  • For cultural capital to ensure that all children have access to a range of experiences including extra-curricular opportunities

Summary of Main Barriers to Achievement

At Leigh Primary School we have found that the following are the main barriers to achievement with children in receipt of the Pupil Premium funding:

  • Having to make accelerated progress to close the gap in attainment due to specific needs in certain subjects and to have sustained and targeted support in order to achieve this
  • Attendance
  • Participation in the wider life of the school
  • Issues that impact on school life such a social groups and confidence
  • School equipment and appropriate clothing

Click below for a letter regarding applying for Universal Free School Meals and eligibility for Pupil Premium Funding. 

Please click below for the Academic Year 2020-2024 Pupil Premium Expenditure Reviews and Action Plan Reviews

Strategy Review

3 strategy reviews (December, April, July) take place every year to review our Pupil Premium expenditure. The purpose of the review is to improve our pupil premium strategy, so that we are spending the funding on approaches shown to be effective in improving the achievement of disadvantaged pupils.