Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium has risen over the last few years nationally, with schools attracting £2300 per looked-after child, £1345 per child who has been able to access free school meals within the last 6 years and £310 for service children.

Governors review our Pupil Premium allocation and impact termly through the Full Governing Body meetings and in an annual meeting with our Pupil Premium Governor.

We choose to spend our allocation on evidence-based interventions and resources that will have an impact on pupils within our context.



The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

-the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers

-the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium

-the reports for parents that schools have to publish online


East Cowton CE School will receive £4655  in pupil premium funding for the academic year 2019-20. Kirkby Fleetham CE school will receive £310.

Please see below for our strategy and impact statements:

Pupil Premium strategy statement 2019-21

Pupil Premium strategy statement 19-20

Pupil Premium impact statement 18-19

Pupil Premium impact statement 17-18