Martin Primary School

Premium grants

Pupil Premium Grant

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.


In the 2023 to 2024 financial year, schools have received £1,455 for each pupil from Reception to Year 6 registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the previous 6 years.


Schools also received £2,530 for any pupil identified as having left local-authority care as a result of one of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local-authority care).


For the pupils who attract the £2,530 rate, the headteacher of the virtual school in the child’s local authority will manage the funding.


Children may be eligible for the pupil premium grant if their families receive, or have received in the last six years, any of the following benefits:

  • income support
  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided that the family is not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after the individual stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if applied for on or after 1 April 2019 household income must be less than a specified amount per year (after tax and not including any benefits).  Please click here for further information.


Recovery Premium Grant

The Recovery Premium Grant is part of the government’s package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).


It is focused on pupil premium eligible pupils and pupils in specialist settings such as special schools, special units and pupil referral units (PRUs). This is because of the additional impact of the pandemic on these students.  However, schools can use it to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting any pupil based on an assessment of individual need.


The documents below provide an overview of how the premium grants are allocated at Martin Primary School.

PE/Sports Premium Grant

At Martin Primary School our objectives for the use of the Sports Premium are:

  • to promote high quality physical education
  • to promote positive attitudes to health and wellbeing
  • to ensure children’s physical development leads to better outcomes for children 
  • to improve staff confidence in the delivery of high quality PE.


The document below provides an overview of how The Sports Premium Funding is allocated at Martin Primary School.