Pupil Premium

 What is the pupil premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publically funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between themselves and their peers. At Longton Primary School we ensure that barriers to learning are identified for all pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium, and to use the relevant funding to diminish differences between the attendance, well-being and learning outcomes for this group of pupils and their peers. Wherever appropriate we will ensure that the funding also has impact on those pupils not classified as Pupil Premium. We adopt strategies that will support pupils in their learning and ensure that all learners have access to the resources, challenge and support that they need to make progress in their learning. We are proud to be an inclusive school and this inclusivity is evident within our strategy and in our everyday practice. In addition, strategies also include those that motivate pupils to learn and inspires them to get the most out of their education.  Children are not made aware that they are ‘Pupil Premium’.   We are grateful to those parents and carers who apply for Pupil Premium funding, as we are aware of the difference this funding makes to the best possible outcomes for all.

At Longton primary School we do not receive a great amount of monies via this funding stream but what we do receive makes a huge difference to our children.  We encourage all parents to look in to this funding and if our children can benefit from it. 

Please google 'applying for fsm lancashire' for more info or follow the link


Provision to support pupils identified and eligible for pupil premium grants is carefully planned, implemented and impact reviewed based on the needs of individuals including those most vulnerable.  Our Pupil Premium grant for 2021-2022 was £20175..  Our Pupil Premium grant estimate for 2023- 2024 is £39643.


The grant funding has risen from £488 in 2011- 2012 to the following in 2023 - 24.  

Disadvantaged pupil 


Number at Longton 23/24

Funding Anticipated

Pupils in years R- 6 recorded Ever 6 FSM paid to school




Looked after children paid to LA




Children Adopted or under a special Guardianship or residence order paid to school




Pupils in year R - 6  Service Child (parent in armed forces) paid to school 






Anticipated total



The aims of the funding are as follows:

  • To reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally
  • To increase social mobility
  • To enable more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to the top universities
  • To provide additional resources to schools to do this
  • To support looked after children and post - LAC

Files to Download

Contact the School

Longton Primary School

School Ln

Main Contact: Georgia Whiteman or Nicola Cox

Tel: 01772 612495

SEN Contact: Rebecca Catterall and Di Regan

SEN Email: senco@longton.lancs.sch.uk