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Pupil Premium and Catch Up Premium

Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in April 2011 and was allocated to children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals (FSM) and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months. A premium was also been introduced for children whose parents were serving in the armed forces. 

Pupil Premium funding was extended in April 2012 to include funding for children who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. 

Please see the documents above for more details about Pupil Premium funding at Pirehill, our expenditure and pupil progress in relation to the 'narrowing the gap' agenda.



Catch Up Premium


The government have announced a £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes:

  • a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. This equates to £80 per child in Primary Schools.