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Pupil Premium

Useful Documents 

Please click this link to read Eastrop's Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2021-24 

Please click this link to read Eastrop's Pupil Premium policy 

Please click this link to read our Pupil Premium Letter explaining what Pupil Premium is, who is eligible and how it can be used.

Useful Information 

Miss James is our Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Champion.  

Martin Mossop is our PPG Champion link on behalf of Eastrop's Academy Committee. 

At Eastrop, we hold high aspirations for all children. We believe all children should be given every opportunity to reach their full potential. In order to allow every child to flourish, we endeavour to provide personalised learning opportunities. 

We recognise that some pupils are entitled to the pupil premium funding and we use this money to ensure the children are being provided wider opportunities to diminish the gaps between them and their peers. The money is spent on each child to ensure their needs are met – this can be academic, social or emotional targeted support. 

Our priorities include:

  • ensuring all pupils can access the curriculum;
  • supporting all children to feel secure and happy at school;
  • providing additional teaching and learning opportunities;
  • supporting children’s needs;
  • providing extra-curricular learning;
  • providing a wide range of first had experiences for children to draw on;
  • supporting and extending more able pupils.

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011. The funding, received as an addition sum to the general annual grant (calculated using the total number of children on roll), is based on school census figures for the following children:

Those eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past six years.
Those who have been adopted, or have a special guardianship, residence or child arrangements order in place.
Those recorded as a service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

Eligibility for Free School Meals

Families who are in receipt of one or more of the following are entitled to free school meals and by registering, unlock vital funding that the school can use to support their child:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Applying for Free School Meals

Parents/carers can register for free school meals by completing a short online form using the web address: http://www.swindon.gov.uk/schoolmeals or by visiting the school office for support with a paper copy.

Case Studies

Here are two examples of case studies which reflect how the PPG funding has been used effectively within school and the impact that this had on the children.

Please note that due to the size of our school and the number of PPG children we have, some details have been amended to protect the identity of the children. However, the data is an accurate reflection of the progress made.

Child A

Child B

Thank you

Thank you to all the parents who completed the online questionnaire about pupil premium funding. Our link governor also asked the children for their opinions on the impact of the funding. Please see below for the results of these questionnaires.

Analysis of parent survey


  • 87% of parents are aware of what the pupil premium grant is.
  • 77% of parents are aware that their child is entitled to the pupil premium grant.
  • All parents who know that their child is entitled to the grant know the reason that they are in receipt of it.


  • To ensure clearer communication with parents regarding their child’s entitlement to the pupil premium grant.
  • To involve parents in the setting of targets and to keep them informed of how the money is being spent.
  • To keep the website up to date with relevant information.

Analysis of Child Voice questionnaire 


  • The majority of children were unaware of any barriers to learning and didn’t feel that there were gaps between them and their peers.
  • Most of the children could talk about the strategies they used to help them with anything they found tricky.
  • All children said that their teachers helped them if they found something difficult.


  • To provide more emotional support for children with parents in the services.
  • To offer time for reading and spellings when one parent it away.
  • To extend the more able children through more extension and challenges.