Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.

It’s allocated for schools to:

  • improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities
  • close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country

Source - DfE website


You can find out more information about Pupil Premium by visiting the DFE website. Click HERE


Children whose parents receive certain benefit payments are entitled to receive free school meals and/or pupil premium. Please visit the Wigan Council’s webpage to see the list of qualifying benefits. If you think that you may be eligible, we urge you to apply by completing the 'free school meals' application form on the same page. Just click the Wigan Council image below.


Pupil Premium at Leigh Central

At Leigh Central Primary School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for 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, thirst for knowledge and commitment to learning that makes the difference between success and failure.

We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. 


Identified barriers to educational achievement

At Leigh Central Primary School we have identified the following as barriers for some of the pupils currently in receipt of Pupil Premium:

  • Experiential deprivation
  • Limited access to educational enhancement experiences such as visits out, participation in physical activities, residential holiday opportunities
  • Attendance
  • Behaviour i.e. pupils with specific social and emotional needs which impact on learning
  • SEND cognition and learning difficulties 


How will the school measure the impact of the Pupil Premium?

To monitor progress and attainment, our performance tables capture the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. At Leigh Central Primary School, the usual cycle of data will be used to measure pupil progress and enable the early identification of further need, support and/or appropriate intervention. Review meetings take place each half term and include Senior Managers, Class Teachers and Learning Support Assistants (LSAs).


At each milestone, the school will review the impact of actions taken and plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated over the next phase. When selecting pupils for Pupil Premium target groups, the school will look at all pupils across the school. NB: There are some pupils who are not eligible for Pupil Premium but are included as they may benefit from accessing additional support.



Click here to view our 2023 - 2024 Pupil Premium Stategy Statement

Click here to view our 2022 - 2023 Pupil Premium Stategy Statement

Click here to view our 2021 - 22 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement