Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It was first introduced in April 2011. Schools receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years.

Funding Allocation for 2022-2023:

  • £1,385 for each eligible pupil who is primary aged
  • £2,410 for pupils who have been adopted from care or who have left care.

Key principles / goals for using Pupil Premium at Stoneydown:

  1. all children experience an enriched curriculum and make good progress and achieve high standard in all subjects
  2. To minimise all barriers experienced by our disadvantaged children
  3.  our pupil premium children make accelerated progress across time and thrive and that our more high attaining pupil premium children are stimulated and challenged
  4. We offer targeted children enrichment opportunities additional art , music and therapeutic gardening opportunities as well as cookery, sports, dance and drama to ensure that children can feel safe, contained and inspired
  5. Our staff are trained to develop strategies to enhance emotional well=being and containment while supporting pupil voice, resilience and independence
  6. we offer quality teaching in small groups for greatest impact 
  7. early intervention is offered at the point of identification (for example for phonics teaching) and we  offer quality teaching in small groups for greatest impact 
  8. We offer training and support for parents and families and promote Unconditional Positive Regard
  9. We support our vulnerable pupils and families
  10. Our SLT analyse data and tracks support  to promote accelerated  progress and attainment and eliminate underachievement
  11. Each subject coordinator is responsible for ensuring Pupil Premium children have full access and support to their subject
  12. Our whole teaching staff are dedicated to ensuring impact


In the financial year 2022-23, the school received a pupil premium payment of £116,255 to provide a wide range of support.

Please click here  to see out current pupil premium spending plan.


free school meals

Does your child qualify for Free School Meals? If your child is eligible it means they can enjoy delicious, healthy meals without the bills and the fuss of making packed lunches. In addition, for every child registered for a free school meal, Stoneydown receives additional funding (called the Pupil Premium) to support their education and well-being.  It will help the school enormously if you register by completing the application form attached and returning it to the school office along with the required evidence as listed on the form. Please do this even if you do not intend your child to have school meals.

Click here to check eligibility criteria and see if your child qualifies.