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What is the Pupil Premium?



Pupil Premium is funding given to schools to help to support disadvantaged pupils, and to help to close the gap in attainment between these pupils and their peers. It is allocated to schools for every pupil who has been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years, and for children looked after or adopted, special guardianship, residence order and children of Service Personnel.


If you think that your child may be entitled to Pupil Premium Funding, please contact our school. Your child could be entitled to additional finance which will be used to directly benefit their education.

To find out more information on whether you are eligible for Free School Meals please click here.


Some of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by Lound’s Pupil Premium Children may include:

  • Lower levels of family engagement with school/education.

  • Lower levels of literacy skills; including reading, vocabulary and oracy skills.

  • Attendance below our expectations and targets.

  • Children from single-parent families.

  • Children who have lived through Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

  • Complex Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.

  • Children requiring bespoke, alternative provision.

  • Children requiring Speech, Language and Communication support.

  • Children whose families are accessing extra support including Family Liaison, Social Care and MAST (Sheffield’s Multi-Agency-Support-Team).

  • Children requiring support for mental health and/or parents requiring mental health support.

  • This list is not exhaustive and nor does it identify individuals/those in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding. It is intended to identify some of the barriers that children may face. This list also applies to many of our children who are not in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding.


How Do We Spend Our Pupil Premium Funding?

Projections for spending are included in the Three Year Strategy Review.

An analysis of the effectiveness of the expenditure for  2018/19 can be found in the documents below (Pupil Premium Strategy Reviews). It is acknowledged by the DfE that analysing the effectiveness of spending for 2019/20 is difficult. It is suggested that we report effectiveness of spending for this period at the end of the financial year, including the period from Sept'19.


More detailed information about our planned spending for 2021 to 2024 (a three year plan) can also be found in the Strategy Review. This includes spending of the government's Recovery Premium Grant.


"It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility."


At Lound, we are committed to closing the attainment gap between our disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and we hope to do this by ensuring that all our pupils get access to an engaging and inspiring curriculum, the best teaching and learning, and targeted support based on best practice highlighted in the Sutton Trust report. 


We receive £1,320 per Pupil Premium student, £2,300 per Looked After Child and £300 per Service Child giving a total of £46,800 in Pupil Premium funding, across the Academy (Roughly £13,000 for the Infants and £33,000 for the Juniors). Currently, around 11% of our children are eligible for Pupil Premium Grant.


If you would like any further information or would like to speak privately and confidentially about whether your child may be eligible, please contact me at the Junior School or email me

Thank you,


Richard Cottam

Pupil Premium Lead, Lound Academy





Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.