The Pupil Premium is funding intended to enable school’s to address gaps between disadvantaged and vulnerable children and their less disadvantaged peers. It was introduced in 2012/13.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy and Recovery Premium Spend for 2023/24 including the review for 2022/23 can be accessed here Pupil Premium Document

Information on the Sports Premium Grant can be found at this webpage. Sports Premium

Below, information on the allocation of funding for Pupil Premium children at The Friars Primary School since 2012/13 is given:

  • The Pupil Premium for 2022/21 was £168,970 & Recovery Premium is £19,259
  • The Pupil Premium for 2023/24 is £200,790 & Recovery Premium is £22,357

Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.  Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as their peers.  The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.

Eligibility and funding

Our school receives pupil premium funding based on the number of pupils we have in January each year from the following groups:

  • Ever 6 free school meals
  • Children adopted from care or who have left care
  • Ever 6 service child
Eligible schools
Local authority-maintained schools

This includes:

  • all mainstream infant, primary, middle, junior, secondary and all-through schools serving children aged 5 to 16
  • schools for children with special educational needs or disabilities
  • pupil referral units (PRUs), for children who do not go to a mainstream school
Use of the pupil premium

School leaders decide how to spend the pupil premium. This is because school leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use funding to improve attainment.

At River View we focus on targeting spending across the following three areas below but focusing on teaching quality – investing in learning and development for teachers.

Non-eligible pupils

Schools can spend their pupil premium on pupils who do not meet the eligibility criteria but need extra support.


Schools can use the pupil premium to support other pupils, for example, if they:

  • are in contact with a social worker
  • used to be in contact with a social worker
  • are acting as a carer

Schools must show how they are using their pupil premium effectively:

  • by publishing an online statement (please see the link to our pupil premium plan)
  • through inspections by Ofsted
  • through published performance tables

For information on our Sport Premium funding please visit our Sports & PE page below: