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Sir John Sherbrooke Junior School

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Pupil Premium

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The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.


For every child registered, Sir John Sherbrooke gets up to £1320.


Please register ASAP to make sure your child and others in their class don’t miss out.


How does it work?

1. First, check if you qualify, please look at the list below.


Do you qualify?

You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  •  Universal Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit


2. Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, contact School Meals Team 01623 433 009 / 0300 500 80 80 who will help you to register.

3. If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal (saving you more that £350 a year), extra benefits and the school gets up to £1300 extra.

4. If you don’t want your child to have the school meals they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, the school still gets up to £1300 extra.


No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

Please talk to us about registering your child today or call 01623 433 009 and ask for Free School Meals Team


Come and talk to us if you’re not sure.


Use of Pupil Premium Funding

Maths interventions

English interventions



Good quality teaching for all pupils at all times

Educational visits

Musical tuition

Purchase of musical instruments

Young leaders training
Additional swimming sessions
After school clubs
Grab and Grow

Strong culture of praise and positive rewards - incentives

Providing a culture of opportunity experiences (participation on residentials and inclusion in enrichment activities for example).

This academic year (2023/2024) it is intended that funding is used to part fund the following provision:

  • Rigorous catch up (Grab and Grow) interventions to support those who are not making expected progress in reading, writing or maths
  • After school clubs available to children
  • Music tuition and purchasing musical instruments
  • Increased focused catch up
  • Providing electrical devises to support with home learning
  • Enrichment - Curriculum enrichment activities (visits/visitors)
  • Emotional well-being teacher - 1:1 counselling for children identified as requiring support with emotional issues.
  • ELSA
  • Small Group - Targeted support for groups within school from Year 3 to Year 6, for those children not making age related expectations.
  • Boosters - Year 5 & 6 Boosters for Literacy and Maths for identified children.

Other examples of how funds are allocated include;

  • Maths and literacy interventions
  • Lunchtime support
  • Uniform purchase
  • Educational visits and residential trips
  • Musical tuition including purchase of instruments and cost of examinations
  • Young Leaders
  • Rewards and incentives
  • Therapeutic support
  • Additional swimming sessions
  • Extra-curricular clubs (including resourcing)
  • Specialist curriculum provision
  • Theraplay and ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
  • Grab and Go

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023 2024

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021 - 2022

  • Sir John Sherbrooke Junior School,
  • Flatts Lane, Calverton, Nottingham,
  • Nottinghamshire, NG14 6JZ,