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Pupil Premium

At St Swithun's our Pupil Premium leader is Mr Eddie Kirk.  Mr Kirk ensures that the this money is spent in a way which is going to make the biggest impact on the children that are entitled to the fund.

If you have any questions Mr Kirk can be contacted via the school office.

At St Swithun's we have identified the following as barriers for some of the pupils currently in receipt of Pupil Premium

  • Parental engagement with school and pupils - especially regarding attendance at information and workshop evenings and completion of homework and reading
  • Access to language and literacy – especially access to books and reading
  • Access to extra-curricular activities - educational experiences such as trips, music lessons and participation in physical activities
  • Attendance of PPG pupils – Significant improvement for percentage of pupils as persistent absentees. Overall attendance remains below non-PP pupils and impacts upon pupils.
  • The number of pupils who are in receipt of Pupil Premium and also on the SEN register for cognition and learning
  • Behaviour – pupils with social and emotional needs which affect their learning

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24

Pupil Premium Strategy Plan

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23

Pupil Premium Strategy Plan

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021 to 2022

Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 



What are the qualifying benefits to apply for Pupil Premium funding?

The qualifying benefits to receive free school meals are:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and your annual gross income does not exceed £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit (during the initial roll-out of this benefit)