Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months

The level of the premium in 2011-12 was £488 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months. It increased to £600 per pupil in 2012-13.  In 2014 the pupil premium increased to £1,300 per pupil, with an additional value of £300 per pupil where one or both parents are employed within the armed forces.  Looked after children attract funding of £1,900 per pupil.

The total amount available for this academic year 2022-23 is £85,964.

 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2022-23.

What does the school spend the pupil premium on?

At St John's the premium has been used to support the following services:

  • Education Welfare Service
  • Employing a Parent Support Adviser
  • 1 to 1 tuition for pupils
  • Supporting costs of school trips
  • Resourcing for the curriculum needs of the school and identified pupils
  • Read Write Inc intervention grouping
  • Gardening Nurture groups
  • Art Therapy Sessions
  • Play Therapy Sessions
  • Additional Planning Time for Teaching Assistant's to aid in pupil progress and planning
  • Assertive Mentoring Tutoring Sessions
  • Joint Planning sessions for job share staff
  • Subscription to some after school services for children
  • Access to Child Mental Health Services and Counselling 


Please click here to view the Pupil Premium plan for 2021-22