The Government provides funding for students who fit in the Pupil Premium categories of free school meals (including those who are no longer eligible for free school meals but have been eligible in the last 6 years), looked after students, those students adopted from care and children of service personnel. The purpose of this is to narrow the attainment gap between students where evidence shows that they underachieve in comparison to their peers.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Funding is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual students.

  • If you think that your child might be eligible for free school meals, click here to read more.
  • If your child has been adopted, please let us know in confidence by phone (01629 812671) or email

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23

Lady Manners School strives to attain the highest standards and ensure inclusion and equal access for all learners.

Pupil Premium Funding is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage and, in particular, to help close any gap in attainment where this exists. The circumstances of students eligible for Pupil Premium vary significantly and students can face many different barriers to educational achievement. For some there may be financial barriers to learning which are overcome by the school providing resources and work aids. For others there may be self-esteem and self-belief issues which can affect their motivation and achievement.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy details how we plan to improve the attainment of all of our students who have some degree of disadvantage during 2023-24:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24

An external audit of our Pupil Premium provision was carried out in June 2019; the findings are available in the audit report:

Pupil Premium Audit Report, June 2019