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Primary and Nursery School

Schools receive a payment, the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), which is an allocation of additional funding to support children who are vulnerable to possible under achievement and to address any underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers.


Eligibility includes:

  • Children who are registered for free school meals (FSM) at some point in the last six years;
  • children who are looked after or in Local Authority care (LAC);
  • Children whose parents are currently employed by the armed services.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, however they are held accountable for the decision on how the additional funding is used to support pupils from low income families.



At Downsview:-

  • we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils;
  • we ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed;
  • we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals;
  • we follow the Government's guidelines to allocate Pupil Premium support to any child or groups of children whom the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged or who are in care;
  • Pupil Premium funding willl be allocated following a needs analysis, which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals;
  • it may be the case that not all children receiving free school meals will receive Pupil premium interventions at any one time.


Funding for School Years

2023-2024 = 


2021-2022= £172,402

2020-2021= £163,629

2019-2020 = £150,000 

2018-2019 = £149,460

2017-2018 = £138,600

Please see below linked documents on how we spend the Pupil Premium Grant at Downsview and the impact that it is having.