Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium and Covid Catch-up Funding

Culture and ethos

Brookburn Community Primary School offers a positive, safe learning environment for its community, in which everyone has equal and individual recognition and respect. We celebrate success and are committed to the continuous improvement and fulfilment of potential in every child. We encourage increasing confidence, independence and self-discipline amongst the pupils. Everyone within the school has an important role to play in sharing responsibility for the development of positive behaviour and attitudes.

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.

The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after for more than 6 months, this is called  Pupil Premium Plus and the children of service personnel.


The DfE has given schools the freedom to use the Pupil Premium as we see fit to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils, based on our knowledge of pupil need. However we are accountable for this funding.

Please see below for the full Pupil Premium Policy and our Pupil Premium Strategy (3 year plan) for 2020-2023.


Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

2020-2023 3 year plan including Impact Statement 2020-2021

Pupil Premium Spending Statement


Covid Catch-up Funding

The government is providing schools with catch-up premium funding for the 2020/2021 academic year.
The aim of the funding is to help pupils catch up on education they have missed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The document below shows Brookburn’s strategy / self-evaluation 2020-2021.


Covid Strategy 2020-2021