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.
Who qualifies for the Pupil Premium? Who qualifies for the Pupil Premium?
Children who are, or have been, eligible for free school meals.
Children in Care
Children of servicemen or women
If you think you may qualify for free school meals, please apply via County Offices, or obtain details from the school office. We can help with forms and advice etc.
Pupil Premium Strategy:
The Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed and published annually - the next review is July 2019