Pupil Premium Information

Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is to be used to support pupils to close the gap between them and their peers. It is currently allocated to schools according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), children of service families and there is an allocation for each pupil who has been 'looked after' (in care) for 6 months or more.

In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years (Ever 6).

It is for individual schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent as they are the best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Schools are however, held accountable for how they have used the additional funding.

The Pupil Premium funding rose to £1.875 billion in 2013-14, with schools attracting £900 per disadvantaged child, with an additional payment of £53 for primary-aged pupils. In 2014-15, the funding will rise to £2.5 billion, with £1300 for eligible primary-aged pupils, £935 for secondary-aged pupils and £1900 for all looked after children, adopted children and children with guardians.


Pupil Premium at Highfields

At Highfields we have made the decision to use our Pupil Premium money to ensure we narrow the gaps in attainment between identified children and their peers in literacy and numeracy, however we do this in a variety of ways. Following recommendations from the Sutton Trust Report, we use experienced teachers to provide additional provision for children from Reception to Year 6 through a mixture of small group and one to one sessions. As well as sessions with a primarily literacy (reading, writing and phonics) or numeracy focus we also offer a variety of opportunities for curriculum enrichment.



  • Highfields Primary School
  • Beeches Road
  • Rowley Regis
  • West Midlands
  • B65 0DA
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 0121 559 1037
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