Pupil Premium Funding

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
wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.” (DfE website 26th April 2012)

At Caythorpe Primary School we are committed to providing all of our pupils with a balanced and broad curriculum, ensuring they reach their full potential and progress in all areas. All schoosl receives funding to ensure they provide additional support to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils, this is called Pupil Premium. It is our role to ensure we allocate and spend this funding responsibly in order to have an impact on the progress of these pupils and close the gap between the non-pupil premium pupils.

Since September 2014, all pupils in KS1 have received universal free school meals, meaning most pupils aged 4 to 7 have a hot meal, every day, in school.

For other year groups, your child may be eligible if you are in receipt of one or more of the qualifying benefits.

Parents, guardians and carers can apply for free school meals online:


At Caythorpe Primary School we have allocated the Pupil Premium funding as stated in the following documents. At regular intervals throughout the year, the spending is evaluated and the impact monitored.