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Valley Primary School

‘Growing and learning together to be the best we can be’

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It is targeted school funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of an identified group of pupils and close the gap as research shows they generally underachieve compared to their peers.


Pupil Premium is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who are or have been:

  • registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • a looked after child in the care of the local authority or recently adopted from care
  • a service child

The amount received for each child varies depending on the category they fit into.


You may be eligible for free school meals if you receive a qualifying benefit. For further information or to apply online visit:


Please click below if you would like to read our Pupil Premium Policy

Pupil Premium spending

At Valley Primary School, we aim to strategically use pupil premium funding to achieve our vision and ensure all children achieve excellence and reach their full potential. The school draws from national research alongside analysing individual and group school data to identify barriers to learning and ensure money is used appropriately to work towards overcoming these.


Our most recent school inspection report stated:


“Disadvantaged pupils receive good support as a result of funding made available for them and gaps are now closing rapidly”.


A detailed Pupil Premium Spending report is produced annually and presented to Governors. If you would like a copy of this report, please contact the school office who will be happy to provide one.


Pupil Premium Strategy

At Valley, we consider it vital to plan ahead in how we will use the Pupil Premium money which it receives. We do this through our Pupil Premium Strategy. This is reviewed regularly during the year in order that the individual needs of the children are met.


Please click below if you would like to see our planned strategy for 2021-2023.

Please click here for further information about Sports Premium on the Government Website