Pupil Premium


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

It is 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

As a school, we decide on how to use the pupil premium to improve disadvantaged pupils’ academic attainment. There is a growing body of evidence on how schools can best help disadvantaged pupils make progress. The needs of all pupils are assessed and the grant used to make maximum impact in the school. Pupil needs will differ and will cost differing amounts to address.

There is no expectation that schools should spend the grant only on eligible pupils, or on a per eligible pupil basis.

When taking decisions on how to spend the grant we consider evidence on what will have the most impact for our pupils.

Some of the spending will be on whole school strategies such as:

  • Supporting training and continuous development to improve the quality of all teaching, which have the potential to impact positively on all pupils.
  • Targeting support for disadvantaged pupils through evidence-based interventions
  • Supporting whole-school strategies to improve attendance, behaviour and readiness to learn

Pupil eligibility and funding rates 2022 to 2023

This table shows how pupil premium funding is allocated to schools and local authorities. Allocations are provided on a financial year basis, based on the following pupil eligibility rates.

Pupil eligibility criteriaAmount of funding for each primary-aged pupil per yearAmount of funding for each secondary-aged pupil per yearFunding is paid to
Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years (including eligible children of families with no recourse to public funds) £1385 £985 School
Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care £2410 £2410 School
Children who are looked after by the local authority £2410 £2410 Local authority

Free school meals

The government has permanently extended free school meal eligibility to include children in all households with no recourse to public funds (NRPF).

Further information

Please click here for further information about Pupil Premium.

Harrold Primary Academy Pupil Premium Strategy 2020.21
2018.19 Harrold Primary Academy Review Pupil Premium Strategy
2019.20 Harrold Primary Academy Pupil Premium Review
Harrold Primary Academy Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2022
PP strategy 2022-23 HPA
PP strategy 2023-24 HPA
Welcome to Harrold Primary Academy

I am extremely delighted and privileged to have the opportunity to welcome you to Harrold Primary Academy.
Harrold Primary Academy is a happy, caring and supportive school. The Academy was formed on the site of Harrold Lower School and Harrold Priory Middle School, opening its doors to the pupils aged 4 - 11 years in September 2017.
We are a small one form entry primary school, serving children from Reception to Year 6.

As a school, we are extremely fortunate to have a spacious school site with a Library, Science lab, Food Technology room and a team of dedicated staff who work hard to deliver exciting, engaging and enjoyable lessons for children at Harrold.

Our vision is that every child has the right to a high quality of learning, where they are treated with respect in a safe and stimulating learning environment. Children actively participate in learning by demonstrating a sense of readiness, where they take responsibility for themselves and the school environment. We help to build resilience in all our children by ensuring that the learning that they experience is a stepped approach with appropriate scaffolding and modelling in place to secure and build improved independent learning.

When children leave Harrold, they are well-equipped to continue achieving throughout secondary school and beyond.
We believe that close cooperation between home and school is essential, and we aim to keep parents as informed as possible about the progress being made by their children and ways in which they can support their children’s learning.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Harrold Primary Academy.

To find out more about the school, please read through our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit the school.


Debonair Brown

Head teacher