Dormers Wells Infant School

Dormers Wells Infant School

Use of Pupil Premium Funding

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families, for supporting children with parents in the regular armed forces, as well as those currently, or who have ever been, in Local Authority care.   

Funding is allocated to children who are currently entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) or have been on FSM at any time over the last six years (the Ever6 measure), to those with families in the regular armed forces, to children currently in Local Authority Care or children who have been in care in the past.

Why was it introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are allowed to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, the Government requires that a report of how the Pupil Premium has been spent and its impact, is produced each year.

Our funding


Number of pupils eligible



2014 – 2015




2015 – 2016




2016 – 2017




2017 - 2018




Please read the information below which gives details of how we have used our Pupil Premium grant, it's impact on the children and how we plan to allocate the funding for the coming year.

2016-17 review

2017-18 planned expenditure