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Pupil Premium

At Asquith Primary School we have high aspirations and ambitions for all of our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that makes the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that all our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. We recognise that every child regardless of their background should have equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares them for life in Britain today. 

We are an inclusive school which works exceptionally hard to make sure all of our children achieve their potential through extending their knowledge and skills.  Our ‘Pupil Premium’ children, along with the rest, are very closely monitored to ensure they are making progress each year.  


Our Pupil premium strategy focuses on providing a range of targeted interventions to eliminate the barriers to learning and progress and which address the following key priority areas:

  • Securing mastery of basic skills in Reading (including Phonics), Writing and Maths to ensure that children are prepared for the next stage of their education.
  • Pastoral well-being to support effective behaviours for learning
  • Good attendance and punctuality
  • Access to extra-curricular activities to develop cultural capital.


Could your child be eligible? The links below may be useful:


Free School Meals

In the 2022 to 2023 financial year, schools will receive £1,385 for pupils in Reception to Year 6 who are eligible for free school meals or have been at any point in the last 6 years. 


Children Looked After

Schools will also receive £2,410 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as either being in the care of the Local Authority or having left Local Authority care because of one of the following:


•  adoption

•  a special guardianship order

•  a child arrangements order

•  a residence order


Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they choose. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Our strategy is for three years, however it will be evaluated regularly by staff and governors.


Click on the link below to view our school Pupil Premium strategy:

Link to Pupil Premium Strategy document