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Chilthorne Domer Church School

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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools in respect of a specific group of pupils (pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years or are looked after by the local authority for more than six months). Schools receive this funding to support their eligible pupils and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers.  In the 2023-24 budget year, the amount paid per pupil is £1,455.


Pupil Premium is also paid to schools to support service children in terms of their emotional and social well-being and possible impact upon attainment.  This year , the amount paid is £335 per child. Additional funding is paid to the school to support children who are either adopted or in the care of the local authority which equates to £2530.


Headteachers and School Leaders decide how to use the Pupil Premium funding and they are held accountable for their decisions through:

  • Performance tables which show the performance of all pupils with a particular focus on this identified group
  • Ofsted inspections


If you are eligible for Free School Meals please contact the school office (see Contact us page). This is a confidential matter, and we will not disclose to others that you have registered. You do NOT need to take up the option of a free school meal, but your registration will make a difference to the funding for the school. We use this funding as follows:

  • To provide additional support for learning for specific individuals and groups of children
  • To provide emotional and social support for specific individuals and groups of children
  • To support some costs for visits, trips and clubs for specific individual children

Our Pupil Premium Policy can be found following the link below. 

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

To request a paper copy of this document, please call or e-mail the School office.

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