The Pupil Premium Grant provides schools with additional funding to be used to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. Schools receive funding for children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years, children who have been looked after for 6 months or longer and service children.

Is Your Child Eligible for Free School Meals?

To check your child’s eligibility for free school meals (which also attracts Pupil Premium funding for the school) please submit an application via Cornwall Council’s website:

Cornwall Council Eligibility Checker


We recognise that students are not a label but are individuals who do not all perform the same.

Brannel School is committed to a relentless focus on ensuring that every student fulfils his/her potential, especially the most vulnerable.

We are committed to best provision for all pupils regardless of their disadvantaged or non-disadvantaged status although we are careful to use our funding sources appropriately.

Our Principles

School culture

  • Focus on high quality teaching
  • High aspirations and expectations
  • Demonstrate positive impact of all strategies
  • Endeavour to engage parents/ carers in the education and progress of their child
  • Focus on outcomes for all individual pupils

Individual support

  • Identification of the main barriers to learning for disadvantaged pupils
  • Individualised approach to addressing barriers to learning and emotional support
  • Frequent monitoring of the progress of every disadvantaged pupil
  • When a pupil’s progress slows, interventions are put in place rapidly to support their needs
  • Teachers know which pupils are eligible for pupil premium
  • The needs of disadvantaged children in specific groups are recognised, e.g. high ability pupils, looked-after children

The Pupil Premium Filter

Through every aspect of school life, decisions are run through the Disadvantaged Filter. The SLT, middle leaders, teachers and support staff ask themselves:

  • Will this initiative, activity, event, for example, enrich the lives of our students?
  • Will it improve their life chances?
  • Will this work for disadvantaged students and, if not, can Pupil Premium funding be used to make it work for them?

Our Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Strategy Lead: Mrs L Hocking, Assistant Headteacher

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19

Indicative Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2019-20