Knayton C of E Primary Academy

Proud to be part of Elevate Multi Academy Trust

Stockton Road, Knayton, Thirsk, YO7 4AN

01845 537291

Executive Headteacher: Mrs A Clay

Pupil Premium


What is Pupil Premium Funding?

•The pupil premium is funding additional to main school funding to address the current underlying inequalities between vulnerable groups of children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

•The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and it is for schools to decide how the funding will be spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.


Children who are eligible include:

•Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years

•Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and Children who have been Adopted from Care

•Children of armed services personnel


Before a child starts at our school, parents and carers will receive a form in their welcome pack which they can complete if they feel that they are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. If you have any questions, please contact the school office and ask to speak with Mrs Rebecca Niblett-Atkinson, Pupil Premium Leader.



  • Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils.
  • New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those vulnerable groups of  pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
  • Since September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
  • To close the achievement gap by ensuring that any pupil at risk of underachieving are identified early and support and intervention is provided for those pupils. 
  • In 2014 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who have been Adopted from Care.



Please see below for our Pupil Premium Strategy:


Pupil Premium Strategy Spending Review 2023-24


Recovery Premium Funding 

In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery.  The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help our school to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-2023

Pupil Premium Strategy  2020-21

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2022

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019 - 20