What is 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) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings 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.

From 2012-2013, this also includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.


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Please see below for our school’s detailed report on how we use Pupil Premium:

Pupil Premium Strategy (including Catch Up and School Led Tutor) 22-24

Pupil Premium at Littleton Green


At Littleton Green Community School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and believe that all learners should be able to reach their full potential.


Our pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium Funding face specific barriers to reaching their full potential, and, at Littleton Green, we are determined to provide the support and guidance they need to help them overcome these barriers.


Each year, we review the Pupil Premium Strategy with the designated Local Academy Council member for Pupil Premium who will consequently present the findings to the Local Academy Council.


Further to the support and guidance provided, we also aim to provide them with access to a variety of exciting opportunities and a rich and varied curriculum.


At Littleton Green, our funding is used on the ‘most disadvantaged‘. It includes children who may have been disadvantaged at any point in their lives and includes children who:

    • have had free school meals, due to low income at any point in the school life​
    • are ‘looked after’ by the local authority​
    • adopted from care​
    • are children of Service families

Although not included in the calculation of funds (and therefore do not qualify for our personalised budget) this also includes pupils who​:

    • have ever had a social worker​
    • have special educational needs and /or disabilities


We strongly believe that reaching your potential is not about where you come from but about developing the skills and values required to succeed.

Pupil Premium Strategy

The school’s strategy with respect to the pupil premium for the current academic year reflects the recommended practice in the NFER document ‘Supporting the Attainment of Disadvantaged Pupils, Success & Good Practice (November 2015) and the needs of the children within this setting.

The school’s approach focuses on:

  1. Support: Pupil Premium families require social and emotional support to ensure that the children attend school frequently. This creates a positive approach to both the school and education and ensures that children enter the classroom exhibiting effective behaviour for learning.
  2. High-quality teaching and learning for all children are provided with opportunities to learn through experience and self-reflection. They shall receive focused and proportionate high-quality teaching from all adults in the classroom.

The way in which this money is spent on our learners reflects those barriers to educational achievement faced by pupil premium learners at Littleton Green Community School. The school will be focusing on removing the following barriers:

A. Communication, Language and Literacy in the Early Years and KS1

B. Disadvantaged pupils’ achievement lower than national average in some subjects.

C. Persistent absence rate above the national average for disadvantaged children in the school

D. Increased social and emotional needs for some disadvantaged children

Pupils eligible for PP may have a limited opportunity for enrichment activities outside school. This limits life experiences and their ability to relate to first-hand experiences when accessing the curriculum.

The pupil premium allocation is used to address the barriers identified above and presented in the Pupil Premium Action Plan 2023-2024. This is reviewed on a termly basis with the designated Local Academy Council member for Pupil Premium who will consequently present the findings to the full Local Academy Council.