Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The governors and all members of staff at Wath Central Primary School accept responsibility for all pupils including ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment.

The Pupil Premium Grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as 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. The Pupil Premium  funding is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Wath Central Primary School is committed to ‘Closing the Gap’ for all pupils and the pupil premium allows us to fund activities and resources as a vital part of that process for those identified pupils. The governors reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil Premium Lead

Mr J Barker

Pupil Premium Governor

Mrs J Skupien

Need help registering?

Contact Mrs M Bashforth

01709 760345

Is my child eligble?

The best way to check if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium is to fill in the form at:


Alternatively, you could contact the school office on 01709 760345 to discuss and complete the form together.

Eligibility Criteria


Today, Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of children whose circumstances fall within the following categories:


1. Children who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in time over the last 6 years. This means if your child was previously entitled to free school meals but is no longer, they will still receive pupil premium based on the 'Ever 6' qualification (a pupil who has ever had free school meals in the past six years).


2. Any children whose parents are currently entitled to certain forms of financial support.

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support

  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and depending on your annual gross income)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 depending on your household income after tax and not including any benefits you get.

3. ‘Looked after’ children:

These are children who have been ‘looked after’ for one day or more, including children who have been adopted from care or have left care under a special guardianship or residence order.

4.‘Service Children’:

These are children who have one or more parents currently in the armed forces, children whose parents have died/ been injured  in service and are in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme & the War Pensions Scheme and children whose parents have recently left the armed services or are divorced.

Eligibility for the service premium extends to those families in which a parent has served in the armed forces in the last three years. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

Provision will be made through...

Facilitating pupils’ access to education through first quality teaching.

Targeted group support and intervention based on the academic needs of the child.

Wider strategies and alternative support to support holistic development.

Reporting Pupil Premium

It is the responsibility of the school to explain pupil premium expenditure to parents in the form of a Pupil Premium Report. This report aims to detail information about how the Pupil Premium money has been used within school and will detail the attainment and progress of pupils who are covered by the premium and the intervention that has been supported by the additional funding. Reports will also detail the progress made towards narrowing the gap and this will be supported by reported data and academic progress. Regular reports will be presented on the progress of pupils supported by Pupil Premium to the Governing Body at Wath Central Primary School.

More Pupil Premium information and policies