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Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Funding was introduced in 2011 and provides schools with additional funding to be spent on 'disadvantaged pupils'.

The premium was designed to target money so that more can be done to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds that are still not doing as well at school as they could or should do.

The prefix 'Ever' is applied to those pupils who have at some point in their school life been in one of these groups. The number corresponds to the number of years a pupil is eligible for this funding after they are no longer directly entitled to it.

Since its inception it has evolved on numerous occassions to include the difficulties Service children face and to recognise that the disadvantages that some pupils experience do not go away after one year. 

Numbers of pupils in Lympne School who are eligible for the funding are very low.

Every school needs to decide how it will spend the money apportioned to it and this is descibed in our document below:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22



Currently the funding is apportioned as follows:

Pupil Premium Funding

2020-21 Funding


Disadvantaged pupils Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals £1,345
Pupils in Years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £955
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 £2,345
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 £2,345
Service children Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to Year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £310