Pupil premium


What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The pupil premium is a grant given to schools to close the attainment gap between socio-economically disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and to support pupils with parents in the armed forces. Schools are free to spend the premium as they see fit, inline with guidance from the Department for Education.

At Shere, understanding our pupils, their families and their barriers to learning is at the heart of our strategy to support disadvantaged pupils at our school. Whilst each child is, of course, an individual, we have found barriers that are common to our cohort of socio-economically disadvantaged pupils.

Our analysis suggests that for our pupils, key barriers to learning include attendance and punctuality, social and emotional needs, food poverty and limited access to wider resources and support.

If your child is eligible for support through the pupil premium, the school may offer:

Extra help in the classroom through interventions.

A free or subsidised place at our breakfast or after school club.

Emotional literacy support.

Help with the cost of school trips, uniform and other resources.

Support with attendance and punctuality.

If you think your child may be eligible for the pupil premium, please speak, in confidence, to a member of our team.

Pupil Premium Statement