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Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to children who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel. This funding is used to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers.


It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. For general information about the Pupil Premium, see the link below.



At Ryhope Junior School 36% (80 pupils) of pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium. We follow these principles when deciding how best to use our Pupil Premium funding:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils;
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed;
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged;
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged qualify or have qualified in the past for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged;
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.