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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011. It is allocated to children from low-income families who have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years, children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children with parents serving in the forces.


Pupil Premium Allocations at Shiremoor Primary

Post LAC (Adopted)LACService Children Pupil Premium Allocation
Pupils recorded as Ever 6 FSM on Oct 2022 CensusPupils recorded as Ever 6 FSM on Oct 2022 CensusPupils recorded as Adopted on Oct 2022 CensusPupils recorded as LAC on Mar 2023 data returnPupils recorded as Ever 6 SC on Oct 2022 Census  
£1455 per pupil£1035 per pupil£2530 per pupiltbc£335 per pupil  
14908tbc by Virtual Headteacher4 £238.375 I05

The allocated funding for Shiremoor Primary for academic year Sept 2023 - Mar 2024 is £139,052 (not full allocation)


The allocated funding for Shiremoor Primary for the financial year April 2023 - March 2024 is £238,375


Previous Allocation Comparison


The next review of the Pupil Premium will be December 2023. Termly monitoring will also take place and will inform the review.


The funding is to be used to address inequalities in educational results. As of September 2023, the level of current pupil premium support funding is as follows:


Disadvantaged PupilsPupil Premium per Pupil
Pupils in Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM£1,480
Looked After Children (LAC)£2,570
Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a special Guardianship or Residence Order£2,570
Pupils in Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.£340


The Service Pupil Premium


The Service Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 in recognition of specific challenges faced by children whose parents are in service and as part of a commitment to the armed forces covenant.

It is designed to assist the school in providing the additional support that these children may need and is currently worth £335 per service child who meets the eligibility.

Eligibility Criteria:
• One of their parents serving in the regular armed forces
• They have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census
• One of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the

Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
• Pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full-time reserve service

Eligible schools receive the SPP so that they can offer mainly pastoral support to children during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment.
Schools have flexibility over how they use the SPP as they are best placed to understand and respond to the specific needs of those pupils.

If your child meets the eligibility criteria, please arrange an appointment to speak to the Senior Leadership Team to discuss the specific needs of your family so that school can consider how best to allocate this funding.



At Shiremoor Primary School, we believe that every child should attend school. If children are not in school, then we cannot deliver their full entitlement for any policy area. We will work with parents and do everything we can to promote positive attendance including taking action to fine parents where necessary if support has already failed to secure improvements.


Please find below the allocation and review of the impact of Pupil Premium Funding.


Examples of our Interventions