Pupil Premium

Sherrier C of E School Pupil Premium Statement

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is funding given to schools to address inequalities and enable support to reach the pupils who need it most.  It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.  As an inclusive school, Sherrier strongly believes that no pupil should be disadvantaged as a result of background and the consistent attainment and progress of our pupils over a number of years shows our commitment. 

 At Sherrier, we address barriers to the educational achievement of children eligible for this grant holistically. As well as funding a number of programmes and intervention groups to boost pupils' attainment and progress, we ensure that disadvantaged pupils have access alongside their peers to extra-curricular opportunities to boost their health, well-being and self-esteem., which also impacts on attendance.  A change to the eligibility criteria in 2014-15 to include children who have been 'looked after' (i.e. in care) at some point in their lives also enabled us to increase focused pastoral support and help for pupils to develop positive attitudes to themselves as individuals and to learning and relationships.  Many of the pupils eligible for the grant also have additional special educational needs. The impact of these initiatives is measured by the progress children in this group make in comparison to their peers as well as to their ability to access learning and attend regularly..  

 In 2017-2018, £61,300 has been allocated..  Successful models of intervention and support for individuals and groups as used in 2016-17 is continuing, with support provided both by trained teaching assistants and teachers and by external providers when needed. 

Free School Meals

Since September 2012, new Government funding has become available.  All pupils eligible for Free School Meals are entitled to additional funding to further support their education and raise their attainment.  If your child is, or ever has been, eligible to Free School Meals, or if you are unsure, please contact the school office.

Are you entitled to Free School Meals?

There are funding opportunities available to parents of children who are entitled to Free School Meals.

To receive Free School Meals you only need to have any one of the following:-

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • An income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income which from 6th April 2010 does not exceed £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Children who receive Income Support (IS) or Income Based Jobseekers Allowance in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.

If you claim for a Free School Meal then your child will be entitled to the following:-

  1. £100 funding towards things like music lessons or school uniform.
  2. A free school meal that you may choose to receive.

Also, the school will benefit by receiving extra funding for all children in school. 

By registering for a F.S.M. your child has the option to have a school meal at lunchtime or, alternatively, you can still provide a packed lunch if they prefer not to have a hot dinner.  Either way you will become eligible for £100 funding as detailed above. 

To apply for a F.S.M. please ring 0116 305 6588 or visit the Leicestershire County Council website on www.leics.gov.uk - simply put in the search ‘free school meal’.  Any questions or queries please contact the school office.



Pupil Premium at Sherrier 2018-2019

The funding for 2018-2019 will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of those pupils identified as pupil premium and their peers. The school will ensure it reaches the pupils who need it the most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives. The learning and experiences funded by the pupil premium grant will be allocated on evidence based research as to most effective practices. The impact on the funding will be audited regularly in order to ensure it is being used effectively to close the gap for eligible pupils. 


Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2019 and Impact 2017-2018


Previous Pupil Premium Strategies at Sherrier  

Click the links below to download our pupil premium documents prior to 2018-2019:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018 and Impact for 2016-2017 

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure and Impact for 2016-2017

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2016-2017

 Pupil Premium Action Plan 2015-2016

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure and Impact 2015-2016

Pupil Premium Action Plan 2014-2015

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure and Impact 2014-2015

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure and Impact 2013-2014