Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.


The level of the premium  is £1,320.00 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months.


In 2013-14 eligibility for the Pupil Premium was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.


At  Moorside, we recognise that learning to learn skills (metacognition) form a fundamental bedrock for all children. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of current cohorts and is delivered in a flexible manner to engage all children.


We take time to know our children and understand their individual needs, enabling us to identify those at risk of falling behind and those who need additional support to broaden aspirations and love learning.


Through our monitoring of children we identify those who are:-


  • Socially disadvantaged
  • Have members of their family serving in the armed forces
  • Finding aspects of their lives emotionally challenging

We recognise that not all pupils who receive Pupil Premium Funding will be socially disadvantaged. Likewise, not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for Pupil Premium Funding. (We aim to provide additional support as necessary for these children from the school’s delegated budget and not from Pupil Premium Funding).


Our Aim: To close the achievement gap by ensuring that any pupil at risk of underachieving are identified early so that support and intervention is provided for those pupils ( In particular those that are on FSM or Looked After Children).


North Yorkshire have their own evidence base on effective strategies to raise achievement and close the gap to support the work in schools in ‘supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils’.

The details of the main barriers to educational achievement and how the allocation will be spent to address these areas are outlined in depth through our pupil premium strategy. This also details how the school will measure the impact of the pupil premium when this strategy is reviewed in April 2017.