Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is a sum of money the school receives from the Government for each pupil who is either in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who has been in receipt of them for any length of time during the last six years. We also receive money for pupils with parents who are serving in the Armed Forces or any adopted or looked after children.

Nationally, the statistics show that pupils who are in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers in external test. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap.

Richard Clarke has fewer pupils who are in receipt of FSM when compared with other schools. We view the needs of all children as important and we strive to create the best opportunities and experiences for every single pupil at the school.

We are required to publish how much Pupil Premium money we receive and how we have chosen to spend that money. 

The documents below show how we have spent the money we have received, what impact it has had and our plans for using the grant in the future. 

Pupil Premium Reports

Free School Meals & Service Families

• If you are eligible to claim for Free School Meals for your child, but perhaps they are not interested in actually taking the meals, please consider making a claim anyway.  The school will not receive the money unless you do – and every additional £1300 helps us to support all of our pupils, not just those who are Pupil Premium children.  If you wish to make a claim – please click here for further information or contact the School Office in confidence.

Free School Meals

• If you or partner are a member of the Armed Forces, please let us know so that we can claim the extra funding that this generates for us.  A letter or email is all that is needed, we don’t need to see any wage slips or other evidence.