Ennerdale C of E Primary School


Ennerdale Bridge Cleator
Cumbria CA23 3AR


01946 861402

Pupil Premium 2023 - 2024

The DfES developed a new form for reporting Pupil Premium for 2023 -24 and this is attached below.

The plans for previous years remain on the website under this as a reference to how we have previously spent Pupil Premium money.

Pupil Premium Grant 2023 - 24

Ofsted – What is Pupil Premium? (This is information from 2012-2013 but the process has been virtually unchanged since then)

  1. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months.1 It was paid to local authorities by means of a specific grant based on January 2011 school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for free school meals in reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns.2
  2. For pupils in maintained primary and secondary schools, funding is passed to schools via the local authorities. Academies receive the funding from the Young People’s Learning Agency. For pupils in maintained special schools and pupil referral units, funding is allocated to local authorities. They decide whether to pass on funding to the education setting or to hold back funding to manage it centrally for the benefit of those pupils for whom it is responsible.
  3. In 2011–12 total funding through the Pupil Premium was £625m. This was increased to £1.25bn for 2012–13. Up to £50m of the £1.25bn will be used to support a summer school programme to help the most disadvantaged pupils make the transition from primary to secondary school.
  4. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they are responsible for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, the government will also require schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium.
  5. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces; this was £200 per pupil in 2011–12 and it will rise to £250 for 2012–13. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils. Because of the distribution of these pupils, this issue was not considered in this survey.


1 Pupil premium: funding and accountability for schools - DfE 2017


2 Children looked after general guidance 2011–12: children looked after (SSDA903) 2011–12 return, Department for Education, 2012;


3. Further information can be found on The School Run website (note this is not a Department of Education website)


Evidence of pupil, premium Impact

We will use a variety of methods to evidence the impact of pupil premium which includes:

  • Statutory Assessment
  • Current School Data
  • Parents meetings
  • Pupil Progress meetings