30 September 2022
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Pupil Premium

How we support Pupil Premium

At Claremont, we are committed to supporting and valuing every member of our school community including those who experience disadvantage.

In line with new national guidance please see Claremont's Pupil Premium Strategy statement which covers both Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium for this coming year.

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil premium is additional funding paid to schools to help close the attainment gap between children from disadvantaged families and their peers. The following children are eligible for pupil premium funding:
  • Children in Reception to Year 6 who are currently entitled to free school meals based on their family income.
  • Children in Reception to Year 6 who were previously entitled to benefits-based free school meals, even if they're no longer eligible.
  • Children in care.
  • Children previously in care who have been adopted, or who have a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
  • Children recorded as being from service families.

Pupil Premium at Claremont

Pupil premium funding at Claremont for the academic year 2020-2021 was £27,214.00
Pupil premium funding at Claremont for the academic year 2021-2022 is £26,946.00

The aims of Claremont’s pupil premium funding for 2021-2022 are:
  • To support the wellbeing and engagement of all pupils specifically following COVID-19 school closure and in moving towards a more “normal” experience of school.
  • To support the progress of PPG pupils specifically with regard to writing.
  • To support the development of vocabulary and phonics skills in KS1.
  • To support the development of language and communication skills in EYFS and KS1.
This will be implemented through:
  • The ongoing implementation of a whole school recovery curriculum
  • Provision of extensive pastoral support including the work of our Mental Health First Aiders and use of the Zones of Regulation across the school.
  • Employment of experienced TP to support play therapy based interventions and effective use of the school’s new sensory room.
  • Evidence based interventions in class responding to pupil need.
  • Employment of school counsellor.
  • Allocated time for experienced, trained TP to deliver Drawing and Talking interventions.
  • PPG pupils in KS1 offered regular access to sensory room with trained TP to check in on their wellbeing throughout the year.
  • Extended learning and mentoring scheme – to provide 1 hour 1:1 tutoring for KS2 pupil premium pupils each week.
  • Language interventions and social communication skills groups in KS1.

Mrs Smith, Claremont’s SENCo, is our Pupil Premium Champion and is responsible for the review and monitoring of the Pupil Premium Grant.

If you would like to contact the school to discuss any issue around Pupil Premium, please contact the Office Manager, Jodi Stevens via

To check your eligibility and apply for Free School Meals, please go to
the KCC website: Free school meals - Kent County Council

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