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Finance and Funding

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium funding was launched by the Government in April 2011 in order to raise the attainment of pupils that may be vulnerable to underachievement, and close the gap between them and their peers.  The funding is now allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years and for those children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. 

The money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

As a school, we decide how the Pupil Premium is allocated and we are accountable for the use of the funds.  We have a responsibility to report on the progress of children receiving Pupil Premium and demonstrate how we are using the grant to have a positive impact. 


At Horton Kirby C of E Primary School, it is our aim to ensure that all children from disadvantaged backgrounds are able to make the same or better progress than their peers.


At Horton Kirby, we organise teaching and learning in order to best meet the needs of all of our children.

We arrange appropriate provisions for children from vulnerable groups and for those who may be socially disadvantaged, to ensure that their needs are accurately assessed and met.

We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children who are disadvantaged have free school meals. We follow the government’s guidelines to allocate Pupil Premium support to those children who receive or have received, free school meals, or who are in care. It may be the case that not all children receiving free school meals will receive pupil premium interventions at any one time.


The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • the performance tables show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • the new Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium
  • the reports for parents that schools have to publish online. Our Pupil Premium evaluations are available for download via the links at the bottom of this page.


Pupil Premium Strategy and Evidence (2023-2026)
Pupil Premium Strategy and Evidence (2022-2023)
Pupil Premium Strategy and Evidence (2021-2022)

Sports Premium Funding

The Government has provides substantial funding to promote and develop primary school sports. It is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and goes directly to primary schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children in both the short term and long term.


Sports Premium funding is also used to support swimming. At Horton Kirby, we visit Cascades Leisure Centre, in Gravesend, to complete our National Curriculum requirements for Swimming and Water Safety. 


Cascades swimming pool, where horton kirby primary school pupils go to for their swimming lessons
Sports Premium (2023-2024)
Sports Premium (2022-2023)
Sports Premium (2021-2022)


Horton Kirby CofE Primary School does not exceed the Executive Pay bracket.

Click here to go to the Aletheia Trust Finance page where you will find:

  • Executive Pay
  • Financial Statement
  • Gender Pay Gap Report