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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 to provide additional funding to support children who are looked after and those from low income families, including those eligible for Free School Meals.

Reading School aims to be a school of opportunity and success for all pupils, including, and especially, those who are in receipt of the Pupil Premium. Reading School Pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium are initially identified before commencing their career at Reading School. They are pupils from the following groups:

  • Pupils who have been on Free School Meals at any time during the last six years (Ever 6)
  • Children Looked After who have been so for at least six months as of 1 April the previous year
  • Children with a parent in the armed forces.

The needs analysis for the Pupil Premium is an on-going process throughout a pupil’s career at Reading School.

Reading School is accountable for our use of the additional funding to support pupils from low income families and the other target groups stated above.

We believe that the measure of successful spending should be raising standards, the narrowing of the achievement gap and the broadening of opportunities for the most disadvantaged pupils at Reading School.

Please click here for the latest pupil premium report and impact statement. The next review of the School's Pupil Premium Strategy is due in November 2020.

Reading School Promise

Our aim is to make Reading School as open as possible to all children.  We know that parents worry about the cost of sending their child to school and we want to take that worry away.  Any boy offered a place at Reading School, who is eligible for pupil premium, can get financial help via our Reading School Promise.  

Please click here for the Reading School Promise.