Charlton School

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to children from low-income families who are, or have been, eligible for free school meals (FSM), within the last six years. The grant is also made available to support children of service personnel and those who are looked after by the local authority (LAC).

What are our aims for the Pupil Premium Grant?

The aim of the Pupil Premium is to identify and implement strategies that help to increase social mobility and reduce the attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged pupils nationally. We have placed a strong emphasis on securing foundations in literacy and numeracy as we believe that our disadvantaged pupils require most support in these key areas. Furthermore, we believe that strong literacy and numeracy are crucial for preparing children for life beyond school.

Who benefits from the Pupil Premium Grant?

At Charlton, we ensure that the Pupil Premium Grant has the most benefit for those with the greatest disadvantage. Our intention is to build capacity and maximise our impact.

What barriers do pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant face?

The barriers and challenges disadvantaged pupils face are complex and varied. There is no single difficulty faced by all. However, we have identified areas that we believe are particularly relevant to disadvantaged children in our context.

  • English and Maths outcomes
  • Gaps in learning due to COVID 19
  • Low self-esteem, confidence and resilience and the ability to self-regulate.
  • Availability of digital resources to support home learning and extended learning.
  • Attendance
  • Parental engagement.
  • Emotional health and wellbeing including social and emotional barriers.
  • Aspirations partly due to limited FE and HE family experience.

We allocate our Pupil Premium Grant to resources that aim to close the gaps in these areas.

How do we decide how to spend the Pupil Premium Grant?

In deciding how to use our Pupil Premium Grant, we draw upon the following sources to ensure our approach is evidence based:

  • Sutton Trust report: “The Pupil Premium: Next Steps”
  • Education Endowment Foundation Teaching and Learning Toolkit
  • National Literacy Trust

The impact of the use of the Pupil Premium Grant is reviewed at the end of each academic year by the Senior Leadership Team and Governors and will be shared on the school website in January. The evaluation document along with the current funding statement and strategy statement can be viewed below.

If your child attends Charlton School and you feel they may be entitled to pupil premium funding, or wish to further discuss the strategies used at Charlton school, please contact Miss Helen Smith ( who will ensure you receive any appropriate feedback.

The documents attached below provide the following information.

  • The most up to data Pupil Premium Strategy Policy
  • The Current Pupil Premium Action Plan
  • The Current Catch Up Fund action plan