Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

Pupil Premium Grant


What is Pupil Premium funding?

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to pupils from low-income families and those who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been in the last six years (Ever 6). The funding is also allocated to pupils who have been in the care of the Local Authority for more than six months, are adopted under the Adoption and Children's Act 2002 and have care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order.  Pupils whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces are also eligible for funding.

This funding aims to raise attainment and progress in the identified groups of pupils and close the attainment and progress gap between their peers.

Many children and families in our community qualify for additional funding through Pupil Premium Grant. This funding is provided directly to the school to support any children who are eligible - helping them to access every opportunity offered to their non free school meal peers.

Children entitled to Pupil Premium make up 12% of our school roll and of those, 29% have additional SEND including EHC Plans. We are also aware that there are a number of families who do not access or qualify for this grant but experience levels of hardship that make life more challenging.  These children and their families are also considered and we ensure that we offer equal opportunities to all. 

How can I apply for Pupil Premium funding? 

Call Central Bedfordshire Council on 0300 300 8306. When you call please have the following information ready:
- National Insurance numbers 
- Dates of birth for you and your partner 
- Dates of birth for your children 
- If you receive support from the national Asylum Support Service, your NASS number. 

Key Priorities.

  • To narrow the in school gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers by addressing inequalities and raising attainment.
  • To meet national expectations of progress and attainment for disadvantaged children.
  • To narrow the attendance gap between disadvantaged children and their peers

Successful Strategies that we implement

  • Focus on high quality teaching and detailed marking and feedback
  • Focus on meeting individual needs through targetting
  • Focus on early intervention as response to data and evidence
  • Focus on attendance
  • Focus on equality of opportunity


The reports below detail how we use the Pupil Premium Grant to support our pupils:

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020-21

Pupil Premium Expenditure and Impact Report 2019-2020

PDF iconPupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-20

PDF iconPupil Premium Expenditure and Impact Report 2018-19

PDF iconPupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018-19

PDF iconPupil Premium Expenditure and Impact Report 2017-2018

PDF iconPupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-18