Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

For any queries relating to the Pupil Premium, please contact the relevant Pastoral Progress Lead by email:

Year 7 Mr White thomas.white@chippingsodburyschool.com 
Years 8 and 9 Mr Taylor robin.taylor@chippingsodburyschool.com
Year 10 Mr Hallett stephen.hallett@chippingsodburyschool.com
Year 11 Miss Ellis lauren.ellis@chippingsodburyschool.com


Key Documents

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-2024

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022-2023

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2022

Pupil Premium Strategy Presentation


Free School Meals

For help and guidance on eligibility and applying for Free School Meals click here to link to South Gloucestershire Council's website.

For assistance with Free School Meals please contact Mrs Ball (Curriculum & Learning Administrator) at:



Definition of 'disadvantaged' and Pupil Premium funding

The term 'disadvantaged' applies to students in Years 7 to 11 who have received Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years.  Schools receive Pupil Premium funding for these students and also for any student who is or has been in Local Authority care.  A smaller amount of Pupil Premium funding is allocated for children of parents serving in the armed forces.  There is no entitlement to funding for individual students, and that decisions for financial support are made by the school on a case-by-case basis after careful consideration of need and impact.


Pupil Premium at Chipping Sodbury School

The Pupil Premium funding is designed to help financially ‘disadvantaged’ students of all abilities to perform better, and to close the gap between them and their peers.  At Chipping Sodbury School, we use this broadly to (a) promote aspiration and excellence for disadvantaged students alongside other students; (b) remove barriers to attainment or achievement for individual students; (c) support the training and development of staff, with the clear aim of reducing the effects of economic disadvantage.  At Chipping Sodbury School our Pupil Premium focuses on six key areas as outlined below:


Full details of our annual spending on these areas are set out in the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement (see Key Documents above), and may include, for example:

  • Curriculum provision, including increasing teaching time and literacy/numeracy intervention.
  • Staffing costs for additional academic support including one-to-one and small group tuition.
  • Enhanced well-being support including access to on-site counsellors.
  • Career meetings with a careers advisor.
  • Staff training on classroom pedagogy for supporting disadvantaged students.
  • Educational resources and equipment.
  • Financial assistance to families for:
    • Uniform costs in cases of genuine hardship.
    • Curriculum trips and other subject-related resources and activities.
    • Opportunities for personal development to enhance and complement subject learning, such as music tuition and sports activities.
    • Cultural trips and visits and other experiences that inspire students and help them plan for their future.
    • Exam re-sit costs for individual students to improve GCSE grades.