What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months.  Eligibility for the Pupil Premium for 2012–13 was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 Free School Meals measure). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and a smaller amount for the children of service personnel.

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The primary aim is to ‘Narrow the Gap’ in terms of achievement and opportunity.


  • To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
  • To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.


Provision will be made through:

  • Facilitating pupils’ access to a broad and balanced education
  • Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum
  • Providing alternative/additional support and intervention
  • The use of external provision (under exceptional circumstances)

The range of provision considered by the school includes, but is not limited to:

  • 1-1 support
  • Small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained teaching assistants and/or external agencies
  • Specialist equipment to help pupils with their studies
  • Alternative/additional incentives and rewards

What do we do at Bowling Green?

You can find out how we’re spending our Pupil Premium Allocation by clicking here:



You can also download reports from previous years:

Pupil Premium spending allocation and impact report 2019-20

Pupil premium spending allocation and impact report 2015-16

Pupil Premium spending allocation 2014/15 

Pupil Premium spending 2013/14

Pupil Premium spending 2012/13

Pupil Premium spending 2011/12