Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better and close the gap between them and their peers.

Research clearly shows established links between disadvantage and educational underachievement, with the grant enabling schools to support these children in overcoming any barriers they may have that prevents them from successfully engaging with their education. The Pupil Premium is provided to schools in order to support these children to reach their full potential by accelerating their progress and providing them with experiences which may not normally be available to them. Pupil Premium also applies to those children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces and those who are or have been in the Care of the Local Authority (CLA). Our  Pupil Premium Policy provides further information.


At Plympton St. Maurice Primary School, all our staff and governors accept responsibility for those children who are recognised as ‘disadvantaged’ and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs in a caring and supportive environment. As with every child in our school, a child who is considered to be ‘disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full potential, irrespective of their circumstances. We aim to ensure that every child leaves Plympton St. Maurice Primary School excited about continuing their learning and determined to succeed.  We want to equip them with confidence, resilience and a passion for justice and equality.  These qualities will enable them to thrive and to champion kindness and fairness at all stages of their future lives. The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium funding will support us in achieving our aims.

DfE Information

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England.

Pupil premium funding is available to:

schools maintained by the local authority, including:

  • schools for children with special educational needs or disabilities
  • pupil referral units (PRUs), for children who can’t go to a mainstream school academies and free schools, including:
  • academies for children with special educational needs or disabilities
  • alternative provision (AP) academies, for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
  • voluntary-sector AP, with local authority agreement
  • non-maintained special schools (NMSS), for children with special educational needs as approved by the Secretary of State for Education under section 342 of the Education Act 1992

Funding for financial year 2018 to 2019

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:

  • identified in the school census held in January each year as having left local authority care as a result of:
    • adoption
    • a special guardianship order
    • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

Arbor Ofsted Readiness Report 17/18



Her Majesty’s Schools Heroes is a unique, national, pupil voice group formed for the support of Service children and young people.  This group works actively and in harmony, to ensure that every member has a voice and is able to use it for the benefit of all.  Members of HMS Heroes are ambassadors and young advocates for Service families across the United Kingdom.  Most importantly, they are friends for each other, especially in times of need.

To date Heroes has in excess of 4000 members and is growing daily.  This is based on several factors that include registered service children, as noted in the annual schools’ census.  In addition, any child who has any relative serving in any of our Armed Forces, the Reserve Forces or the RFA, can be classed as a Heroes member. Children of veterans are also eligible as Heroes.

Plympton St. Maurice Primary School is proud to be linked with HMS Heroes.



For information specific to Plympton St. Maurice Primary School please visit our HMS Heroes page by clicking the link below: