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Pupil Premium

Key Facts & Principles

The Pupil Premium funding is provided for children who are considered to be disadvantaged, namely:

  • Children from low-income families who are currently eligible for FSM (Free School Meals).
  • Children who have been eligible for FSM in the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6’).
  • Children in care who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. As from April 2014, children declared on the January 2014 census who have been adopted from care, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order (SGO) on or after 30th December 2005, or who left care under a Residence Order (RO) on or after 14th October 1991 (known as “post-LAC”).
  • Children from families where one or more parents is currently in the British Armed Forces of the UK. This is known as the Service Child Premium, which includes children whose parents have died in service and are in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS).

East Barnet School implements strategies and interventions which target all students who are identified as underachieving, particularly those in receipt of the Pupil Premium. We do not overtly single out disadvantaged students as this could impact negatively on their self-esteem.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and is paid to schools each year by means of a specific grant based on January school census figures.

As an academy, East Barnet School receives the Pupil Premium via the Education Funding Agency.

Local authorities are responsible for looked after children in care and make payments where an eligible looked after child is on roll. East Barnet School receives funding from Barnet and other local authorities for looked after children.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools each financial year, but funding unspent at 31st March may be carried forward to the next financial year.

Disadvantaged Students – Review of Impact Disadvantaged Students – Strategy Statement


To find out more information about Free School Meals and to download an application form, please look at financial support.