Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium funding?

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to pupils from low-income families and those who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been in the last six years (Ever 6). The funding is also allocated to pupils who have been in the care of the Local Authority for more than six months, are adopted under the Adoption and Children’s Act 2002 and have care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order.  Pupils whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces are also eligible for funding. This funding aims to raise attainment and progress in the identified groups of pupils and close the attainment and progress gap between their peers.

Many children and families in our community qualify for additional funding through Pupil Premium Grant. This funding is provided directly to the school to support any children who are eligible – helping them to access every opportunity offered to their non free school meal peers.

If you feel you may qualify please give Central Bedfordshire Council a call, 0300 300 8306, or come and talk to us in confidence.


Pupil Premium at Houghton Conquest Lower School


Houghton Conquest Lower School uses the income from Pupil Premium to endeavour to ensure any child who meets the criteria for the funding allocated to the school is given targeted and strategic support to learn as effectively as possible.


Successful Strategies that we implement:

The reports below detail how we use the Pupil Premium Grant to support our pupils:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-2024

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-2023

Information from previous academic years

Pupil Premium 2021-2022 Strategy
Pupil Premium 2020-2021 Strategy
Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2019-2020 REVIEWED
Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020
Pupil Premium Strategy Reviewed 2018-2019
Review of provision and outcomes (inc overview of last 3 years)
Pupil Premium Report Academic Year 2016/2017

A copy of our policy can be found on the ‘Our School’ tab on our website.