Irlam Endowed Primary School

Pupil Premium Funding

‘Fulfilling our Potential’ is the motto of Irlam Endowed Primary – we firmly believe all children must have the opportunity to do this. 

High expectations and consistency of progress and achievement for all children is embedded throughout our school, irrespective of their gender, race, culture or socio-economic background, and this is enhanced further by ensuring Pupil Premium is used to maximum effect. 

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.  

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. 

Schools also receive funding for pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and pupils of service personnel. 


Pupil Premium Funding Rates

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: 

£1,455 for Free School Meals (FSM) eligible children in Reception to Year 6

£2,530 for Looked After Children (LAC) and Previously Looked After Children (PLAC)

£335 for Service Children

The Pupil Premium is used strategically to ensure maximum impact on attainment. As a school we will work hard to provide additional support for any child eligible for the Pupil Premium grant. We will regularly review our actions and their impact, and add or remove initiatives to ensure continued success, raised aspirations and to limit social exclusion.   

To find out your eligibility for this funding, please visit the Salford Local Authority website: Free School Meals Eligibility Checker  



We are committed to ‘narrowing the gap’ between all pupils and any specific cohort or group of pupils. This involves not only academic gaps but also if a child does not have access to enrichment. 

We will ensure teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of our pupils. 

We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this ensures that the needs of pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. 

We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium to support any pupil or group of pupils we have legitimately identified as being disadvantaged. 

Funds will be allocated following an analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals. 

Not all eligible pupils will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time. 


Pupil Premium Strategy

To see how Irlam Endowed use Pupil Premium funding, please see the 3 year strategy below:

 Irlam Endowed Pupil Premium Strategy Year 1 2021-22.pdfDownload
 Irlam Endowed Pupil Premium Strategy Year 2 2022-23.pdfDownload
 Irlam Endowed Pupil Premium Strategy Year 3 2023-24.pdfDownload
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