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Plaxtol Primary School
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Pupil Premium


The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.  The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years (this categorisation changed in 2012).


All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used. 


  • At Plaxtol Primary School we organise teaching and learning in order to meet the needs of all children in the best way possible.
  • We ensure that the appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that social disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.
  • We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged or have ‘gaps’ in their learning and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals.
  • We allocate pupil premium funding to support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged and should be making better progress.
  • We will allocate pupil premium funding after needs analysis to identify priority groups and individuals.
Disadvantaged Pupils



per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FMS)£1,345
Pupils in year 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM£ 955
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority£2,345
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)£2,345



  • Plaxtol Primary School
  • School Lane, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks, Kent
  • England, TN15 0QD
  • Tel: 01732 810200
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