Pupil Premium, Recovery and Catch up

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The pupil premium is an amount of money allocated to schools by the government and is based on the number of children in a school having free school meals.  The aim of the pupil premium is to raise achievement among disadvantaged children in the school.

The Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils:

  • Who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£1455 per child)
  • Pupils previously looked after by a local authority or other state care (£2530 per child)
  • Children who are looked after by the local authority (£2530 per child)
  • For children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces (£335 per child)

For the financial year 2021-2022, we will receive £291,163 for pupil premium

For the financial year 2022-2023, we will receive £271,460 for pupil premium

For the financial year 2023-2024, we will receive £286,635 for pupil premium

Varna Community Primary School is held accountable for the spending of these monies, performance tables will capture the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium.  There has been a steady increase in the Pupil Premium funding over the years. Varna is committed to providing effective resources and ensuring vital support is in place for our disadvantaged students to improve their academic outcomes.

For more information please see the documents called Pupil Premium plan below, which state an evaluation of last year's spending and the intentions of how we will spend the money this coming year.

Recovery Premium

The recovery premium funding is additional funding for eligible schools in the 2023 to 2024 academic year. It is based on pupil premium eligibility to provide further support to disadvantaged pupils. Information on how we aim to spend this money can be found in the Pupil Premium plan below.


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