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Lordsgate Township Church of England Primary School

Lordsgate opens a journey to God’s Love and Learning

‘You make known to me the path of life’ Psalm 16:11

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Pupil Premium Information

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. 


At Lordsgate Township C.E. Primary School our vision statement is ‘Lordsgate opens a journey to God’s Love and Learning’.  The vision states the belief that each child is on their own learning journey and during their time here they will feel God’s love for them.


The pupil premium funding is carefully managed to plan and personalise support for children on their individual learning journey and give them the social and emotional skills to demonstrate our Christian values of love, respect, trust, friendship, peace, forgiveness and faith.


Our Ultimate objectives for our disadvantaged pupils.

Our aim is that all children, no matter what their background, have the same opportunities to achieve, make progress and experience life in all its fullness.


Key principles of our strategy plan

  • To ensure that all children reach the attainment levels of non-disadvantaged children.

  • To develop the life chances of all disadvantaged children by providing support for the social, moral, emotional and spiritual development.

  • To enrich the lives of disadvantaged children by developing wider curriculum experiences.


The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals as an indicator for deprivation, and has allocated a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil.  In the 2023 to 2024 financial year, schools will receive £1,455 for pupils in reception  to Year 6 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. In addition this the government have provided an additional £145 per pupil 'Recovery Premium'  based on pupil premium eligibility to provide further support to disadvantaged pupils. Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £2,530 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. In addition, a service premium of £335 is paid for each pupil who has a parent serving in the regular armed forces.


At Lordsgate Primary we will be using the indicator of those eligible for free school meals as our target children to ‘narrow the gap’ regarding attainment, although the school recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals may be socially disadvantaged.


We are held accountable for the impact of pupil premium funding through performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers and the requirement to publish details online each year of how we are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having on pupil achievement.


The following document outlines:

  • pupil premium allocation for the current academic year

  • details of how we intend to spend our allocation

  • details of how we spent the previous academic year’s allocation

  • how it made a difference to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils