Pupil Premium

Promoting excellence to enable all students to be happy and achieve their potential".
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Pupil premium is not a personal budget for individual pupils and schools are not required to spend all of the allocated grant on eligible pupils. 
At Keswick School we use the Pupil Premium to support our students with a focus on whole school high quality teaching and learning; targeted support and tuition; and wider strategies that include attendance, CEIAG and enrichment to ensure Pupil Premium students progress as well as their peers and achieve their potential. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) recommend that schools particularly focus their pupil premium on supporting high-quality teaching.

Funding is allocated to schools for eligible students as follows:
  • Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years (including eligible children of families with no recourse to public funds) - £1035 paid to school
  • Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care - £2,530 paid to school
  • Children who are looked after by the local authority - £2,530 paid to the local authority
  • Service Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage - £335 for every pupil with a parent who:
    -  is serving in HM Forces
    -  has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence

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

Useful links:

DfE Pupil Premium Overview (Apr 2023)

Education Endowment Foundation Guide to Pupil Premium

Keswick School Pupil Premium Policy

Keswick School Pupil Premium Strategy

Cumberland Council Free School Meals and Clothing Vouchers
* if you already received free school meals you do not need to reapply

Cumbria's Holiday Activity and Food Programme 2023

Cost of Living - Support for Parent/Carers and their families

Cumbria County Council has committed ‘Household Support Grant’ funds to support families experiencing Food and Utility hardship. Families can access the information on the support available through the councils ‘Ways to Welfare’ website.  Please see the link below:


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017687 72605