St Paul’s Church of England Primary School
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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

This funding is additional and is spent on extra provision.  This can include paying for an additional teacher or for additional resources.

Pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium if they:

  • Are currently or have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years.
  • Are ‘looked after’ children.
  • Are children of service personnel. (This group currently receives a lower amount)

Despite the introduction of the Universal Free School Meals Offer for Infant pupils from September 2014, families must still make an application for ‘Free school meals’ if they are eligible, in order for their child to qualify for the pupil premium.

How do you apply?

If you are between jobs or even just experiencing a short break in employment, your child may be eligible to receive the Pupil Premium Grant.  If you or your spouse or partner are receiving certain benefits, your child may be eligible.  Looked after children and service children are also eligible.

If you think your child might be eligible, please speak to the School Office and they can apply for you. The School Office need your contact details, your National Insurance Number and date of birth to apply. 

Alternatively, you can apply yourself here.

If your child is eligible for pupil premium funding, you might also be able to claim a uniform grant from Hounslow Council by filling in the form here.

Schools are held accountable for how they spend the pupil premium through Ofsted Inspection and a statutory requirement to publish income and academic attainment on their websites.  The pupil premium report for our school can be found at the foot of this page.  This report is produced annually and presented to governors at the autumn term Full Governing body meeting (late October/early November).  The current report was presented on Thursday 1st November 2018.  The next report will be presented to governors on Thursday 7th November 2019.


In 2017-18 we used the Pupil Premium Grant in a variety of ways, including:

-providing small group tuition and 1:1 tuition in maths and English;
-developing speaking and listening skills as well as a curiosity for learning through a series of local area visits with Reception and Years 1, 2 and 6 (see below);
-developing links with charities and organisations which focus on raising aspirations and supporting effective learning behaviours; and
-purchasing additional teaching resources.

Series of local area visits:

In February 2018, a group of children with pupil premium funding from Reception and Years 1 & 2 visited the Holiday Inn in Brentford.  The children were taken on a tour of the hotel and loved taking the lift up to the fourth floor.  We visited a hotel room and one child pretended to call room service.  He ordered his favourite food - a burger!  For the news article and photos please click here.

In March, the same children visited Brentford Library.  The children had lots of fun reading books and making bookmarks to take home.  They also listened to a story about a naughty rhinoceros, which they found very funny!  Click here for the news item.

Also in March, a group of children from Year 6 visited Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Ltd in Brentford.  The children were taken through all the stages of the commercial printing process and watched million pound printing presses printing an image which the children had created using printing techniques at school.  The children had a fascinating time.  Click here for the news item and photos.

In April, the group of children from Reception and Years 1 & 2 visited Johnsons Island.  The children entered a magical wonderland on the island and loved meeting the artists.  They also made their own mosaics to take home.  Click here for the news item.

In May, the children in Reception and Years 1 & 2 with pupil premium funding visited John’s Boatworks in Brentford.  The children were very inquisitive and found out how lots of different machines and tools are used to work the wood to build into boats.  The children also enjoyed making their own drawings of the boatyard.  Click here for the news item.

In June, the same children visited Brentford Lock.  The children watched two longboats go through the lock and waved to the people onboard.  We spent a lovely morning spotting birds and visiting the gauging lock and tollhouse. Click here for the news item.

Thank you to all the people who kindly invited us to visit them!

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