Croft Primary School

Croft Primary School
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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Croft Primary School

Pupil Premium money is additional funding which is allocated to schools to be used to support children who belong to groups which are vulnerable to underachievement. This includes children who are entitled to free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The purpose of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.

Pupil Premium is paid to schools for:

  • Pupils recorded on the January School Census who were eligible for and receiving Free School Meals (FSM);
  • Pupils who have been eligible and receiving FSM at any time in the last six years, known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’;
  • Children who have been Looked After (LAC) for at least one day as recorded in the March 2014 Children Looked After Data Return;
  • Children Adopted from Care (Post-LAC) under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order;
  • A grant is also paid to the school for children from service families.


Schools receive the following grants (2020-2021):

  • £1,320 for each pupil in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM
  • £2,300 for each looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
  • £2,300 for each child who has ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
  • £300 for each pupil in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as a Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence