The Pupil Premium Grant is funding in addition to the schools budget and is based on the number of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last six years; Looked After Children (LAC) and for those children whose parents are currently in the Armed Forces.

The DfE have stated that schools have the freedom to decide how to use this funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of individual pupils needs and that all pupils are taught to a good standard.

At Pilgrim, we have high aspirations and ambitions for all of our children. We are determined to ensure that all children are given every chance to reach their full potential. We believe that every pupil has the opportunity to succeed (academically, socially and emotionally) irrespective of their financial background. We believe that all pupils should achieve and experience personal success. We endeavour to use the Pupil Premium Grant to overcome barriers to learning and close the attainment gap. Our aim is to target these funds to ensure the continued progress and academic achievement of all disadvantaged children within our school.