Victoria Road, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 6UG


Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for schools aimed at raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities with the aim of closing the gap between them and their peers.  It is paid by means of a specific grant based on the school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years in Reception and up to Year 11.

In addition the school will also receive £1900 for any pupil identified in the October census:- 

  • as having left local authority care as the result of adoption, a special guardianship order or a child arrangement order
  • in local authority care
  • recorded as both eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years and as being looked after.

For the academic year 2021/22 the school's projected amount of pupil premium funding is £102,159. This include £19,256 carried forward from 2020/21 and the Recovery Premium funding, £15,080, to help pupils catch up on their missed education due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please click here to access the Department for Education information about the pupil premium.

Please click here to view our Pupil Premium Policy.


Pupil Premium spending

Please click on the link to view our Pupil Premium Strategy.


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Catch up funding

The school received the sum of £31,200 in catch-up premium funding for the academic year 2020/21.  The aim of the funding is to help pupils catch-up on education missed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Please click on the link to view our Covid Catch up funding plan 2020 - 2021

Is your child entitled to free school meals?

If your child is eligible for free school meals and is not registered then your family is missing out and so is the school. 

From 1 April 2018, the Government are introducing new regulations for people claiming free school meals who receive universal credit.

The changes mean that if your new annual earnings are more than £7,400 you will not be eligible to receive free school meals.  Any pupil eligible for free school meals before 1 April 2008 when the earned income threshold is introduced will retain their eligibility until the end of universal credit roll-out which is March 2022.

Your child(ren) will be entitled to free school meals if you as the parent are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
  • Income Support
  • Universal Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (but NOT receiving Working Tax Credit) – provided your annual income, assessed by the Inland Revenue, does not exceed £16,190  (Please note: this amount is subject to change in April every year)
  • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council has made the process for registering for this benefit much easier and they can be contacted online here, by telephone on 01482 394799 or in person by visiting one of the regional customer service centres.