Pupil Premium

Schools in England get extra funding from the government called  'Pupil Premium' to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
  • often do not perform as well as their peers

The Pupil Premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.

Information about how we use our Pupil Premium funding is detailed below:


However, to find out more about this funding, please visit the DfE website:

Every school is legally required to formally report how this funding has been used and the outcomes that have been achieved. Each year, we report on the amount of pupil premium allocated, a summary of the main barriers to learning faced by eligible pupils in the school and how we will measure the impact on the pupils. As a school, we analyse data to identify the barriers to learning, put plans in place to address these barriers, measure the impact on pupil welfare and progress, and use this analysis to plan the best use of the money received.

At Mawnan CofE VA Primary School, we have very small numbers of children who are eligible for the funding. Because of this, we are careful to avoid giving out any information which could lead to the identification of particular children in our report.