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Plympton St Maurice Primary School

Plympton St Maurice Primary School

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 school 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