What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to state funded schools to help raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers. National attainment figures show that students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their time at school tend to achieve lower grades than their peers. By careful use of Pupil Premium funding schools are able to raise the attainment of those eligible for Pupil Premium to the same level as their non-eligible peers.

At The Swanage School we work very hard for all our students, and especially those who are disadvantaged in any way. In general, students from The Swanage School who qualify for pupil premium tend to achieve as well as all students nationally.

The School reports each year on the allocation of Pupil Premium received, how we spend the Pupil Premium and how we measure the impact on our students.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022-23 (Review 2021-22)

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-22 (Review 2020-21)

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020-21 (Review 2019-20)

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-20 (Review 2018-19)

Pupil Premium Report 2017-18   

Pupil Premium Report 2016-17      

Pupil Premium Report 2015-16  

Pupil Premium Report 2014-15

Pupil Premium Report  2013-14

Is my child eligible?

Your child is eligible for pupil premium if they:

  • are registered as eligible for free school meals 
  • have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years 
  • have been continuously looked after for the past six months
  • have been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002
  • have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order
  • have a parent currently serving in the armed forces or in receipt of a pension from the MoD

If you are in receipt of any income-related benefits and think you should be entitled to receive free school meals, please contact the school on 01929 500599 or by emailCheck the list of applicable benefits.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Find out more

More information regarding the Pupil Premium is available on the Department for Education website.