Pupil Premium

At Grinling Gibbons Primary School, we are committed to securing the best outcomes for all our pupils.

As a school we will challenge individual pupils to achieve the highest levels regardless of prior attainment or personal circumstances. Pupil Premium funding is a key resource for ensuring the realisation of these aspirations for some pupils. The funding is paid to schools for each pupil who is identified as being eligible for Free School Meals, or ‘Looked After’ by the Local Authority, or who have a parent serving in the armed forces. This identified funding will be strategically deployed thereby enabling and supporting targeted children within these groups to achieve in line or above with similar groups nationally.

The funding criteria makes explicit that personalised support is provided to close the gap in learning between underperforming and vulnerable groups.

The Pupil Premium was initially introduced in April 2011 when schools received and an additional £488 for each of their pupils that were eligible for free school meals. This has been slowly increased yearly since its introduction. For the financial year 2015-2016, the Government increased the pupil premium allowance to £1,320 per pupil receiving a Free School Meal, and £1,900 to ‘looked after’ pupils. The funding allocated for the children of service personnel is £300 per pupil.

The DfE has given schools the freedom to use the Pupil Premium funding as they see fit, based upon their knowledge of pupil needs.

‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’

However, we are accountable for the use of this additional funding.

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Grinling Gibbons Pupil Funding Grant

Our Pupil Premium Grant for each year is as follows:

Year Grant
2012-2013 £44,408
2013-2014 £133,316
2014-2015 £175,500
2015-2016 £187,297
2016-2017 £184,355
2017-2018 £151,800
2018-2019 £159,720


Full details of Pupil Premium Expenditure for 2018-2019 can be downloaded below.

Outcomes for 2016 – 2017

Details of the impact of the funding for 2017 – 2018 can be downloaded below.

Latest Lunch Menu

You can see what's on the Grinling Gibbons School menu plus all allergens by downloading a copy to print and keep safe at home. This will help with your family meal planning.

Paper Copies

If you would like a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

Grinling Vision

Aspirations, Responsibility, Respect, Tolerance, Resilience and Equality are the anchors of our life at Grinling Gibbons Primary School