The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.  The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years.  All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.  Where there are 10 or more children eligible for pupil premium on roll the school is required to publicise the impact on the School Website.

For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit the DfE website by clicking on the link below:


We organise teaching and learning at Ightham in order to meet the needs of all children in the best way.

We ensure that the appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that social disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.

We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals.

We allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged and should be making better progress.

We will allocate Pupil Premium funding after needs analysis to identify priority groups and individuals.

Disadvantaged Pupils Pupil premium per child
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM£1,455
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority£2,530
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order£2,530
Service Children
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence£335

Pupil Premium Strategy


Total Grant: £20,305

Good and outstanding teaching at Ightham Primary School is crucial to the progress and attainment made by all pupils, particularly those children who are Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium supports high quality teaching, narrowing attainment gaps by strong leadership, a culture of high expectations and targeted, effective interventions.

Please refer to our Pupil Premium Statement (above) for information about how we are spending our Pupil Premium funding in 2023-24.