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Pupil Premium

Low social mobility and lack of educational opportunity is arguably the biggest social challenge of our times: the income gap between the richest and poorest in society continue to widen, while education opportunities remain overwhelmingly dominated by children from the most privileged homes’

Sutton Trust, 2014

The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students who have ever been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM). The Pupil Premium Grant is to be used to address the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers.

The Pupil Premium Grant also includes funding for all current looked after children (LAC) and for those who have been looked after for one day or more previously, as well as children who have been adopted from care or have left care under a special guardianship order or a residency order since 30th December 2005.

The Pupil Premium Grant also includes funding for children of current service personal or ex-service personal who have served within the last four years. This is called the Service Premium.

At St James’ we are committed to closing any attainment gap that may exist between students eligible for Pupil Premium and their peers by encouraging students to have high aspirations and by doing everything possible to help all students reach their academic and social potential.

If you believe your child may be eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant please complete the application form below and return it to the school office. Please be assured that any applications or enquiries are treated entirely confidentially.

Please find below the Pupil Premium spending and impact report for previous years, and a summary of our proposed funding and spending for the current academic year.

If you have any further queries about Pupil Premium or Special Educational Needs, please contact Lucy Ottaway (Headteacher) via the school office.


St James C of E Primary School
OX12 0JN


01235 868232