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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at By Brook Valley Primary School

What is the 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 at any point over the last six 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.

In the 2023 to 2024 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,385 for pupils in reception year to year 6
  • Schools will also receive £2,410 for each pupil identified having left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
    • adoption
    • a special guardianship order
    • a child arrangements order
    • a residence order

Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £2,410 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the Wiltshire virtual school head (VSH).

Children eligible for Service pupil premium will attract £335 to support their pastoral needs. 

The review of the By Brook Valley Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23 will be published in December 2023

If you believe you may be eligible for Free School Meals but have not already registered, please do so as soon as possible because it can help the school to fund additional provision for your child.


For further information about applying for free school meals please click on the link to Wiltshire council website or download and print the form below. The completed form can be returned to school. We will forward to Wiltshire Council on your behalf or if you prefer, you can send it direct to:

Free School Meals
Children’s Services

Wiltshire Council
County Hall,
Wiltshire BA14 8JN

How are children selected for support?

By Brook Valley Primary School is an inclusive school and we regularly review progress and attainment for all children. Additional support is quickly put in place to support pupils who are underachieving, including the use of Pupil Premium Funding. Whilst the school recognises that children eligible for Free School Meals statistically underachieve nationally, this is not always the case and the school will not automatically target Pupil Premium funding equally towards all FSM pupils, as most achieve as well as their peers and some achieve higher. Additional support is therefore allocated accordingly through the school system for tracking and intervention.

For further information about Pupil Premium please visit Department of Education website - what you need to know.