Lum Head Primary School, Gatley

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals in Reception to Year 11. For Looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns (SSDA903). A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils. The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by Lum Head to address any underlying inequalities between children by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.


The Pupil Premium at Lum Head Primary School

  1. The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils
  2. The funding will be used to diminish the difference between the achievement of these pupils and their peers
  3. As far as its powers allow Lum Head will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and others.
  4. We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.


We recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered, or qualify for free school meals. We, therefore, reserve the right to allocate pupil premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils that we legitimately identify 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 means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions or opportunities at one time.


The Pupil Premium Lead at Lum Head is Mrs S. Downes. The headteacher and leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies which have been put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the governing body on its progress and impact.


If you think that your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, even if you don't take them or have packed lunches, then please follow this link for further information:


Free School Meals Application


How has Lum Head’s Pupil Premium Grant been spent and what impact has it had?