Pupil Premium

Pupil premium funding is the additional funding granted to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities, and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

  • Click here to view our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2022-25.


Derby Moor receives pupil premium funding in the following categories of eligibility:

  • Pupils registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years
  • Pupils identified as having left local authority care as the result of adoption, a guardianship or child arrangements order; or otherwise in local authority care recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local-authority care).


Pupil premium funding must be used for purposes which supporting closing of the attainment gap between eligible and non-eligible pupils. Examples of the uses of the pupil premium in Spencer Academies Trust schools include:

  • Additional one-to-one and small-group support for eligible children
  • Funding extra teaching assistants to work with classes
  • Supporting delivery of catch-up and booster sessions before and after school
  • Running a breakfast club to improve attendance
  • Funding additional help such as speech and language therapy or family community support


For a copy of the free school meals eligibility form, please contact the school office. Completing the free school meals form allows an application to be made on behalf of parents who believe that their child may have the right to pupil premium funding.


2022 Results

Measure All DMA Students (%) Students in receipt of Pupil Premium (%) Students not in receipt of Pupil Premium (%)
Attainment 8 47.7 44.2 49.4*
2022 National average of students not in receipt of Pupil Premium Not available at time of publishing
Progress 8 0.25 0.12 0.35*
2022 National average of students not in receipt of Pupil Premium  Not available at time of publishing
% 9-4 in English and Maths 70.5* 62 74.7*
% National Average 9-4 in English and Maths 76 n/a n/a
% 9-4 in English 79 74.6* 80.9*
% National Average 9-4 in English 79 n/a  n/a
% 9-4 in Maths 76 62.7* 80.9*
% National Average 9-4 in Maths 73  n/a n/a


*Data generated using internal assessment package until nationally checked data released


What is it?

The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Schools also receive additional funding for children who are looked after (CLA) for 1 day or more has been adopted from care has left care under:

  • a special guardianship order
  • a residence order
  • a child arrangement order


Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium and the impact it is having.