What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is funding allocation which is given to schools to spend on children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. Payments are made based on the number of children who fall into these categories each year.
Schools make a plan each year on how the funding will be spent in ways that will benefit the children the most. The expenditure of Pupil Premium Funding and the progression of eligible children is reviewed on a termly basis.
Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?
- Children in receipt of free school meals – or those who have been at any time within the past 6 years (Ever 6)
- Children of Armed Forces Personnel
- Looked After Children
- Children adopted from care or who have left care
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- 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 guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals or falls into one of the categories above, please contact the school office as soon as possible.
You can view or download our current and previous Pupil Premium allocations below, and find out how these have been used at our school.