Downsview Community Primary School

Learning and Achieving Together

Pupil Premium Information

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium funding is allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils on roll who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) or those that have had FSM at any time in the last 6 years (Ever 6), for Looked After Children (LAC), adopted children (Ad), and for service families.

Schools have been given the freedom to choose how to use the Pupil Premium funding effectively for the children eligible due to the school’s knowledge of the individual needs of the children.

‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to school is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility’. Source - DfE website.

The priorities for pupil premium spending at Downsview are as follows: 

1) To improve academic outcomes for disadvantaged pupils

2) To ensure that disadvantaged pupils attend school in line with national expectations

3) To support disadvantaged pupils and their families with their social and emotional wellbeing

4) To provide disadvantaged pupils with every opportunity and encouragement to access a range of educational, social and extra-curricular opportunities.


Details of our strategic plan for pupil premium and covid-catch up  spending for the years 2021-24 can be found below:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2024

Details of our pupil premium spending for the academic year 2020-21 can be found below:

Downview Community Primary School Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020-21

Downsview Community Primary School Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-22
We recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered/qualify for FSM. As a school, we reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged and would benefit from targeted support.