What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is a grant given by the government to schools in England to decrease the attainment gap for the most disadvantaged children, whether by income or by family upheaval. For each pupil who is eligible for free school meals, their school receives £1,320 (if a primary school) or £935 (if a secondary school).

In the 2023 to 2024 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:

  1. £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
  2. £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
  3. Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil identified in the January 2018 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)


2023-24 Pupil Premium Funding Received

Total Funding Allocated£319,815

Each year the leadership team responsible for the education of students eligible for the pupil premium review the strategies in place. The aim is to support these students academically allowing them to achieve the best grades they can and to help them to develop into well rounded adults that are capable of contributing in their community.

Our mission is to ensure that:

  • students develop the knowledge, skills and character to live happy, healthy and successful lives
  • all are included and work hard to fulfil their potential regardless of background or starting point
  • student choices are not limited by self-belief, opportunity or circumstance.

This can be achieved at Magnus through world class learning, high expectations and through encouraging personal, moral and spiritual development within a Christian framework.


The 2023-24 spending document with a comprehensive evaluation of all the previous years spending can be seen below.