Pupil premium and recovery premium

Pupil premium money is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals or any child that has been registered for FSM in the past 6 years (known as “Ever 6 FSM”), whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and children who have been looked after in local authority care continuously for more than 6 months.


“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools… is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” (DfE Website)


At St Levan School, pupil premium funding helps children to flourish. We spend our pupil premium funding carefully to ensure that the additional funding has reached the pupils who need it most and that it has made a significant impact on their education and lives. We base our decision making on best practice and evidence as outlined by the Educational Endowment Foundation (EEF). For more information about the EEF visit:



If you would like to discuss pupil premium please contact our Headteacher via the school office or by using secretary@st-levan.cornwall.sch.uk.

Funding rates for the 2023 to 2024 financial year

This table shows how the pupil premium grant is allocated to schools and local authorities in the 2023 to 2024 financial year, based on per pupil rates.

Funding criteriaAmount of funding for each primary-aged pupil per yearAmount of funding for each secondary-aged pupil per yearFunding is paid to
Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years £1,455 £1,035 School
Pupils previously looked after by a local authority or other state care £2,530 £2,530 School
Children who are looked after by the local authority £2,530 £2,530 Local authority


For full details of how we plan to spend the funding this academic year please see below: