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Darley Dene Primary School Achieving and Caring

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is the term used by the Department of Education (DfE) to identify pupils who are disadvantaged when compared to their peers. In the financial year 2016-17, primary schools will receive £1300 per pupil who is identified as disadvantaged. Disadvantaged pupils are those pupils who are eligible for free school meals, (FSM). Please contact the school office if you think you might be eligible.

School also receive an additional £1900 for pupils who:

  • Have been ‘looked after’ for 1 day or more
  • Have been adopted from care
  • Have left care under: a special guardianship order; a residence order or a child arrangement order

The Government allows schools to discern how this additional funding should be used. Schools are free to decide on strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

For further information about the Pupil Premium funding allocation, click on the link below: