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

Department For Education information on pupil premium

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.

It’s allocated for schools to:

improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities

close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country

You can find further information about the pupil premium in Pupil Premium Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 174KB, 8 pages) .

Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is being used to benefit your child, please speak to the headteacher.

If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don’t want your child to eat school meals, please call into the office to collect a claim form.  Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school. 

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-2026 with specific actions for the academic year 2023-24 (includes the review of the 2020-2023 strategy)

Pupil Premium 2023 2026 (May 2024 Review)

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2023 which includes the specific actions undertaken by the school for the academic year 2022-23 and the review of the strategy.

Portsdown Pupil Premium Statement 2020 2023 


Outcomes From 2021 2022 And 2020 2021

Note on service premium:

Traditionally, Portsdown Primary School and Early Years has a few service children (currently there are 3 service children). The school recieves Service Pupil Premium for these children. This payment 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 criteria.