St George's CE Primary School

  1. Key Information
  2. Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap with peers. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium in any way they choose, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the funding. 

Children can receive the additional funding if parents have claimed for free school meals at any point during primary school. Please note that this is not linked to Universal Free School Meals available for all Reception and KS1 children. All infant pupils are entitled to free school meals. However, it's still important that schools know which infant pupils meet the benefit criteria for free school meals. This is because the school receives pupil premium and formula funding based on the number of pupils that are eligible for free school meals.

Applying for free school meals:

DCC use the Department for Education's free school meals eligibility checking system, meaning you will receive an instant result notification and the school will be informed.

To apply, you will be required to register and provide:


Pupil Premium Strategy:

The Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed and published annually.

2022 - 2023 Strategy (including review of 2021 - 2022)

2023 - 2024 Strategy (including review of 2022 - 2023)