Pupil Premium Overview

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and paid to local authorities by a grant based on the number of pupils registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) in Reception to Year 11.Schools decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since it is recognised that they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. The Pupil Premium Grant is £1320 per child.

From April 2012, the Government widened the coverage of the Premium to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the previous six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

Parents can now check eligibility for Free School Meals using the easy online facility which has been launched by Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S). This self-service option is available at:

Hampshire County Council Free School Meals Eligibilty & Information

This online service requires your name, National Insurance number or Asylum number, address and child’s name, date of birth and school. If your child is eligible for FSM the system automatically tells the school. The school can also help you with the online service; just come to the school office with the information required as detailed above.

The Service Children Premium is £300 per child. This is to support emotional and social well-being. The Service Children premium also includes children whose parents has left the service up to three years ago; this is known as Ever 3. Please inform the school if one parent is in the services or has been in the last three years.

For the academic year 2016/17 Sparsholt C of E Primary School has received £8732 in Pupil Premium & Service Children Premium funding. In the previous year (2015/16) the school received £8520.

For more details on the Pupil Premium and Service Premium visit the Schools, Colleges, and Children's Service Website:

Support for Children & Young People - Pupil Premium & Service Premium