Pupil Premium

What is pupil premium?

Pupil premium funding is a national initiative, launched in 2011, designed to raise attainment for all disadvantaged pupils. A pupil is identified as pupil premium if they:

  • are eligible for free school meals or have been eligible in the previous six years
  • have been looked after, or are covered by a guardianship or residency order
  • have been adopted from care
  • have a parent serving in the armed forces

‘Closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers is the greatest challenge facing English schools. The gap is stubborn because its causes are entrenched and complex, and most lie beyond the control of schools and educators. However, it is clear that schools can make a difference. In England, the gap has closed in both primary and secondary schools since the introduction of the Pupil Premium, and in every part of the country schools have demonstrated how great teaching and careful planning can make a huge impact on the outcomes of disadvantaged children.’ Education Endowment Foundation – The EEF Guide to Pupil Premium funding

For further details, please visit: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Pupil_Premium_Guidance_iPDF.pdf


Covid Catch Up Premium Plan Mallard Primary.pdf

Mallard Pupil Premium 2020-23.pdf


Pupil Premium strategy 2019-20.pdf