Holy Trinity First School

01289 306142


Bell Tower Place BERWICK-UPON-TWEED Northumberland TD15 1NB

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the  school are aware of this, please speak in confidence to Mrs Groves or Mrs Kenny in the school office. Alternatively, please complete the appropriate form below and return to the school office - we will then check eligibility and ensure that the school receives all funding due to support your child.

What do we do with this funding?

 The Government believes that  school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium to ‘close the attainment gap’. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used. 

Some of the strategies we use our Pupil Premium funding for include: 

  • Providing short-term intervention programmes to support the progress of underachieving pupils
  • Providing one-to-one tuition or small group focused work for some pupils.
  • Financial Assistance for pupils attending educational trips.

Find out more here:

Review of Pupil Premium spending 2017-2018
Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018-2019