The pupil premium is allocated to schools for:

  1. Children of statutory school age from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  2. Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
  3. Children whose parents are currently working in the armed forces

Our context:

  • Thanet is located in an area of high social deprivation where 90% of our children live in the bottom 10% of most disadvantaged homes nationally.  37.3% of children are regarded as ‘Ever 6’ and as a result of this, we receive a significant amount of Pupil Premium funding.
  • Whilst we have a high number of children who attract the Pupil Premium we also have a significant proportion who do not, but live in homes which reflect high levels of deprivation. The parents of these children may not fulfil the eligibility criteria as they make a conscience effort to work albeit in very low paid employment rather than claim benefits. A small minority of parents choose not to register their entitlement. As a result some of the support funded by our Pupil Premium will benefit all children.

During 2018-19 Thanet received £203,100 (including £5,100 EYPP) Pupil Premium funding.  The table below shows how we planned to spend the money and the impact it has had.

File icon: docx Pupil Premium Statement 2018 [docx 30KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium Statement 2018 Impact [pdf 514KB] Click to download