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Plaistow Primary School

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding that is allocated to schools for pupils to support disadvantaged pupils.

Plaistow Primary School receives funding for Looked After Children (LAC) and for every pupil who has received free school meals over the past 5 years.

Please click here to find out more about this funding from the Department for Education. Schools are able to use this funding as they see fit but are required to report on how the money is spent.


The principles informing the use of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) are that:

  • school provision should meet the needs of all learners
  • a range of factors can be used to categorise pupils as being socially disadvantaged, including those that are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and some looked after children (LAC)
  • pupils eligible for free school meals sometimes can have other factors that can be a barrier to learning (e.g. special educational needs)
  • the school will strive to ensure that vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils have their needs quickly identified in order to overcome any barriers identified
  • the PPG will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving FSM’s will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at any one time
  • a high priority focus for spending of the PPG will relate to securing the best rates of progress for vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils


We have used the EEF Guide to the Pupil Premium to inform our thinking when formulating our plans. Click here to find out more.

We therefore have a tiered approach to the Pupil premium spending:

1. Quality First Teaching

2. Targeted Academic Support and Intervention

3. Wider Strategies (attendance, behaviour and social/emotional support)


Pupil Premium Funding Strategy 2022/2023 (DfE format)- Plaistow Primary School

Pupil Premium Funding Strategy and Review 2021/2022- Plaistow Primary School

Pupil Premium Funding Strategy and Review 2020/2021- Plaistow Primary School