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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the purpose of raising the attainment of pupils from low-income families. It allows schools to provide targeted support for those children who are entitled to the funding.

This funding is allocated for ‘children we care for' by the Local Authority and for every child who is registered for free school meals.


Purpose of Pupil Premium, as detailed by the DFE

  • The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their more affluent peers.


  • In most cases, the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium allocated to schools per FSM pupil is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.


  • Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

For more information on the pupil premium please visit:

If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, please come to the school office where our staff will be able to help.

Bure Park Primary School

Lucerne Avenue, Bure Park, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 3BP

01869 354059