Pupil eligibility and funding rates 2023 to 2024

This table shows how pupil premium funding is allocated to schools and local authorities. Allocations are provided on a financial year basis, based on the following pupil eligibility rates.

Pupil eligibility criteria Amount of funding for each primary-aged pupil per year Funding is paid to
Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years (including eligible children of families with no recourse to public funds) £1455 School
Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care £2530 School
Children who are looked after by the local authority £2530 Local authority

What is the Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding that schools in England receive to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil premium is allocated for children who receive free school meals (FSM) and is intended to help close the gap in attainment between FSM and non-FSM Students, as well as supporting the social and emotional well-being of our children.

Pupil Premium Priorities 2023-2024

At St Ursula’s, the priorities for our pupil premium spending for 2023-2024 are to raise
achievement in reading, including phonics; to support with speech and
language; to raise attendance; to support pupils’ mental health, ensuring excellent learning
behaviours and to broaden children’s learning experiences. We have found that these areas
help to remove the main barriers to educational achievement faced by our pupils who
receive the funding.
Pupil premium funding received by St Ursula’s for the academic year 2022-2023 is £67,600
In addition the school receives Recovery Premium Grant funding of £145 per eligible child.

Recovery Premium Funding

The recovery premium grant is part of the government’s package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

It is a time-limited grant providing over £300m of additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year and £1bn across the 2022 to 2023 and 2023 to 2024 academic years.

It is focused on pupil premium eligible pupils and pupils in specialist settings such as special schools, special units and pupil referral units (PRUs). This is because of the additional impact of the pandemic on these students.

However, schools can use it to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting any pupil based on an assessment of individual need.

Measuring Impact

We measure the impact of pupil premium funding by carefully tracking the attainment and
progress data of the children who receive it. Throughout the year there is a cycle of pupil

For analysis of how the 2022-2023 pupil premium funding was spent and how the 2023-2024 Pupil Premium has been allocated please view the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement and Pupil Premium Evaluation below.

Recovery Funding – St Ursula’s 2023-2024

Recovery Funding – St Ursula’s 2022-2023

PP Plan 2023-2024

PP Plan 2022-2023 End of Year Review

E-ACT Pupil Premium Policy 2024


Join us for our next open morning!

Find out more
We recommend
Useful information