What is Pupil Premium?


Pupil Premium is a type of funding additional to the main school funding.  It is received from the government each academic year and is allocated to students under a few different criteria. These criteria are;

Those families who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. This is sometimes known as ‘the ever six’.

The amount received is £1035 per eligible pupil.


Students are eligible for Pupil Premium Plus if they have left Local Authority care because of one of these reasons:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order.


From 1 April 2023, pupil premium eligibility for pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care will include children adopted from state care or equivalent from outside England and Wales.


Pupils previously looked after by a local authority or other state care



The amount received is £2,530 per pupil and this reflects the unique challenges these students face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers both at primary and secondary level.


The Service Premium gives schools extra funding to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces. Students attract the premium if they meet the following criteria:

  • one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
  • one of their parents served in the regular armed forces in the last 3 years
  • one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil is in receipt of a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)

The amount received is £335 per eligible pupil.


All of these funding mechanisms are there to enable these students to:

  • improve their levels of attainment and progress
  • close the attainment gaps relative to their peers
  • ensure equality of opportunity across the curriculum and beyond


The amount of money received by Bishop Rawstorne for pupil premium in the academic year 2022/2023 was £132,572.69

Please find below the and the planned strategy for 2023/24

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