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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding?


The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.


Schools will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil (via the Local Authority Virtual School) who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under:
  • a special guardianship order
  • a residence order


How does the government identify disadvantaged pupils?


The government uses eligibility for free school meals as the main measure of deprivation at pupil level. 


What do you do if you believe your child is eligible?


You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Family Tax Credit.


Come and talk to us if you’re not sure.

How have we used our allocation to support our disadvantaged pupils?