What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.

The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after for more than 6 months, this is called  Pupil Premium Plus and the children of service personnel.


The DfE has given schools the freedom to use the Pupil Premium as we see fit to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils, based on our knowledge of pupil need. However we are accountable for this funding.

Pupil Premium breakdown of funding at South Failsworth Primary School 2021-22

  • 17% of pupils receive some form of pupil premium.
  • 65 pupils receive FSM or have done so in the past 6 years.
  • 10 pupils have been looked after for more than 6 months.
  • We have 2 children from service personnel families.

Pupil premium strategy 2022- 23

Pupil premium strategy 2021 -22

Pupil premium funding letter

Pupil premium strategy 2020-2021

Pupil premium impact statement 2019-2020

Pupil premium strategy 2019-2020

Pupil premium strategy 2018-2019

Pupil premium impact statement 2018 -19