Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is a Government initiative designed to target resources on those pupils deemed to be from a disadvantaged background. Specifically, it is allocated to pupils from low-income families who have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years, pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and pupils with parents serving in the forces.

The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision pupils need. For more information please see Department for Education: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium/pupil-premium

The funding is to be used to address inequalities in educational results. As of September 2022, the level of current pupil premium support funding is as follows:

Pupil eligibility criteria
Amount of funding for each primary-aged pupil per year
Funding is paid to
Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years
Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care
Children who are looked after by the local authority
Local authority

Service Pupil Premium

Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage. It has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage their spending.

Schools get £320 for every pupil with a parent who:

  • is serving in HM Forces
  • has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence

This funding is to help with pastoral support.

Are you eligible?

You can register your child for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium if you receive 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 & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit *Please note you are not eligible if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit.

School can only receive Pupil Premium funding where parents have informed school of their eligibility.  If you think you are eligible for any of the above criteria, please contact the school office.