Pupil/Catchup Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant is a government initiative that has been designed to help improve the attainment of certain students. Pupil Premium money is provided for students who are currently in receipt of free school meals (FSM) or have been at any point within the past six years. In addition, those students who have been looked after for at least six months and are therefore a ‘Child Looked After’ (CLA) are eligible for the grant.

All Pupil Premium monies are used to raise the attainment of the students eligible.

We receive Pupil Premium funding from the local education authority, West Sussex County Council, for students who have been identified by the national Government as meeting one of these criteria:
– the student is currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
– the student has had FSM within the past 6 years
– the student is currently being looked after (foster placement or within a care home)
– the student has been adopted from care

– any of the following apply to their parent/s:
– serving in the regular armed forces (including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve service)
– one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme

Should you wish to find out more about the condition of the Government Pupil Premium grant, here is a link to their website.
If you think you might be eligible for free school meals but have not claimed them, please contact the school. Details on eligibility for free meals can be found here.


If you would like to see how the Pupil Premium Grant and the Catch Up Premium Grant is being spent at Sackville please click on the link below.

Pupil Premium expenditure and impact 2021/22

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23