Pupil Premium Statement

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.  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 (this categorisation changed in 2012).  All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.

At Gorsewood Primary School, all members of staff and the governing body are fully committed to meeting the pastoral, social and academic needs of disadvantaged pupils.  We strive to ensure that every child will develop a love of learning and acquire skills and attributes so they can be their best self in all they do now and in the future.

We believe no child should be left behind and make appropriate provision for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, including those who may be socially disadvantaged. 

Using pupil premium funding and recovery premium funding effectively will help us to narrow and close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers and provide all pupils with the knowledge and capital culture they need to make a positive contribution to society and have the confidence to dream, believe and achieve.


  • We will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils and that Pupil Premium funding will be used to provide additional support to improve the progress and raise the standard of achievement for PP funded pupils.

  • We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to all vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.

  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and will ensure that the funding is used to reach pupils who need it the most.

  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources mean that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

  • Where strategies are aimed at a whole school approach to raising standards then the pupil premium funding will benefit all pupils.

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Gorsewood Primary School

Gorsewood Road, Murdishaw, Runcorn, WA7 6ES