Pupil Premium


At St Stephen’s, we are committed to providing an education full of opportunities. We ensure all pupils, including the ‘disadvantaged’, are prepared for their future within an inclusive Christian ethos that encourages them to be the best they can be.

We aim to inspire and develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full and strong consideration is given to the allocation of resources to support this vision.

Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils who are one of the following: 

  • Looked After Children
  • Pupils who are currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
  • Pupils who are within a service family
  • Those pupils who have received Free School Meals in the last six years (Ever 6 children)

The school will use the grant to support these groups, which comprise pupils with a range of different abilities, to diminish any difference between them and their peers. We also recognise that not all pupils eligible for pupil premium funding will have lower attainment than their peers. In such cases, the grant will be used to continue to build on progress and attainment.

The progress of disadvantaged pupils and allocation of the pupil premium funding is a specific focus on the School Development Plan.  Further information on how our Pupil Premium Grant is spent can be found on our Pupil Premium Strategy document, or by contacting our Pupil Premium Lead – Mike Preedy.

If you believe your child may qualify for Free School Meals, the B&NES Free School Meals Eligibility Checking service has a Free School Meals web page with a link to an online benefit related free school meal application form. Alternatively, the B&NES Free School Meal Team can be contacted on 01225 394317 or by email: freeschoolmeals@bathnes.gov.uk. Our Pupil Premium Lead or our Office staff can also help with any queries regarding free school meal eligibility.