Pupil Premium Grant


At Chase Bridge our vision is for all children to excel at learning, be able to express their talents and know how to care for others. We are an inclusive school where we all come to learn. We want our children to reach the highest standards, be healthy, safe, happy, develop a love of learning and the skills of independence to make informed choices that prepare them to be successful members in society.

All children at Chase Bridge have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be included in all aspects of school life. This does not mean that all learners will all be treated in the same way: when planning provisions, account is taken of children’s varied backgrounds and individual learning needs, including any disadvantages they face, or barriers to learning. In order to help disadvantaged pupils who are in receipt of the Pupil Premium to make excellent progress in their learning, have good attendance rates, and access a range of opportunities to develop socially and emotionally, we have put in place a range of strategies, which can be viewed below.


At Chase Bridge, we expect all those children in receipt of Pupil Premium to:

  • make at least expected progress academically in relation to their targets;
  • reach an acceptable level of attendance and lateness;
  • be able to cope with the social, emotional and behavioural expectations at school.

The outcomes for the children eligible for the Pupil Premium are measured in relation to their academic achievement and in particular the end of key stage 2 results, children’s attendance and lateness. We also use case studies to make more holistic evaluations of the impact of our provision that can take better account of the qualitative information we have available.

Parents can contact the school if they would like more information on Pupil Premium. The school can also check eligibility on parents' behalf.  Please contact Ms Gray who will be happy to help with any queries. Any information shared will remain confidential.


Income, expenditure and provision: 2023-2024

The allocation for Pupil Premium per eligible child: for free school meals is £1,385; for looked after pupils is £2,410 and for Service Premium it is £320. The total amount will be calculated from the autumn census. Outcomes will be fully evaluated at the end of the academic year and income will be spent in the following ways:

  • Before, after school and holiday club provision 
  • Topping up of recovery funding to fund a school based tutor 
  • Provision of financial assistance, to those families in need, with subsidies towards trips, clubs, uniform and out of hours provision
  • Bespoke resources identified by Year Groups that will have most impact on the PPG children in their respective year groups
  • SENCo and Safeguarding Team to  work together to provide targeted interventions
  • Pasotoral Suppot Manager to support families with barriers to learning includng attendance and wellbeing 
  • Advice and support will be provided to parents to help with any barrier to their child’s learning
  • The ‘Beanstalk Readers’ organisation to provide support for PPG children who struggle with reading
  • Additional teaching assistant support for PPG children
  • Employ two Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA) to deliver social, emotional and behavioural support
  • Attachment Aware Training for all staff 
  • Addtional time for staff based on planning and assessment led by YGL and SLT
  • Targetted addtional tuition for idenrfied children with school based tutor 
  • Targetted resources to support assessment and closing the gap in core subjects 

You can find full details of how Chase Bridge is using the funding for 2023/2024, 2022/2023, 2021/2022 and 2020/2021 in the below statements.


2023/2024 STATEMENT

2022/2023 STATEMENT

2021/2022 STATEMENT

2020/2021 STATEMENT


The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011. It provides additional funding allocated to schools to support disadvantaged pupils. Funding applies to those registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. These funds are given to schools to help support these eligible pupils in ‘narrowing the attainment gap’ between themselves and their peers.


The post-Looked After Child (LAC) Pupil Premium Grant. This is additional funding applies to children who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order).

The Looked After Child (LAC) Pupil Premium Grant is for children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more. However, the funding for these pupils doesn’t go to Chase Bridge; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) was introduced in April 2015. This is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds.

For further information please click on the government website here and here.

The Service Premium was also introduced in April 2011. Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage. It has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage their spending.

Pupils in state-funded schools in England attract service pupil premium funding, at the rate of £320 per eligible pupil in 2022 to 2023, and £335 per eligible pupil in 2023 to 2024, if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces (including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full-time reserve service, and also pupils whose parent is serving in the armed forces of another nation and is formally stationed in England) – and they are recorded in the October school census as being a ‘service child’
  • they have previously been registered as a ‘service child’ in any school census in the last 6 years
  • one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces, and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme

This funding is primarily to help with pastoral support. It can also be used to help improve the academic progress of eligible pupils if the school deems this to be a priority.


Recovery Grant

In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery. It is a time limited grant providing schools with support for 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024. 

The recovery premium provided additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the Pupil Premium, this funding has helped schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils. The recovery premium was allocated using the same data as the Pupil Premium. Schools were advised to  spend this premium on evidence-based approaches to support pupils. In line with the Education Endowment Foundation’s pupil premium guide, activities included those that:

  • supported the quality of teaching

  • provided targeted academic support

  • dealt with non-academic barriers to success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support

Like the Pupil Premium, schools could:

  • spend the recovery premium on a wider cohort of pupils than those who attract the funding

  • direct recovery premium spending where they thought the need was greatest


Get In Touch

Chase Bridge Primary School
Kneller Road

020 8892 1242

Headteacher: Mr Bishop
School Business Manager: Mrs Kan