Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils 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.

We review our Pupil Premium Strategy in the Autumn Term of each academic year. 


The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • the new Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium
  • the new reports for parents that schools now have to publish online

Excerpt taken from Department for Education - Pupil Premium - what you need to know.

Please refer to the documents below for details of how Pupil Premium has been used at Shelford School.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2022 and Three Year Strategy 
Allocation - 2021-2022

Funding overview 




Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year 


Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year 


Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years 


Total budget for this academic year 




Previous Pupil Premium Reports: