Alverstoke Church of England Junior School




Pupil Premium

Alverstoke CE Junior School Pupil Premium Strategy

The pupil premium is additional funding for schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. The funding is based on whether a child is eligible for free school meals.

The Department of Education will allocate the following amounts for 2023/24:

  • - £1,455 per pupil who have been recorded as being entitled to free school meals at any time from reception to Year 6. (Ever 6 FSM)
  • - £2,530 per pupil for Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, a local authority
  • - £2,530 per pupil for children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order (PLAC)

There is also additional funding for supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces. This is an allocation to offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment.

Pupils attract the premium if they meet the following criteria:

  • - one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
  • - they have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point in the last 6 years.
  • - one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) or the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)

 Schools will receive £335 for each eligible pupil.

Our School Vision, Values and Motto and How these Influence our Pupil Premium Strategy

We are determined that every child eligible for Pupil Premium funding will succeed academically and develop a strong sense of worth, having high aspirations for the future.  We do this by focusing on attendance and behaviour, high quality teaching, metacognition (Growth Mind-set and our EPIC Learning Skills) and by knowing our children as individuals with individual needs. We work hard to develop strong relationships with children, parents and carers and invest in all staff to ensure that they have the expertise and skills to secure good progress for all learners.  We base our strategic actions on well-founded research and rigorously evaluate the impact of our work on closing gaps in learning. 

Pupil Premium Strategic Principles - Our building block for tackling educational disadvantage:

  • Whole school ethos of attainment for all
  • Addressing behaviour and attendance
  • High quality teaching for all
  • Meeting individual learning needs
  • Data driven
  • Clear, responsive leadership
  • Deploying staff effectively

Our Pupil Premium Strategy Group set the Pupil Premium Priorities and Aims and ensure efficient and effective use of the Pupil Premium Funding.  This is outlined in our annual Pupil Premium Statement. 


Pupil Premium Strategy Statement