Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium funding is given to publicly funded schools in England so they can raise the attainment of disadvantaged children and close the gap between them and their peers.

The Pupil Premium funding settlement we receive is calculated based on the number of children on roll who:
• are eligible for free school meals (FSM);
• have been eligible for free school meals any time within the last six years (‘Ever 6’);
• are in the care of the local authority – ‘Looked After’ children;
• are adopted from care;
• are children whose parent(s) are in the armed forces.


Who is eligible for additional Pupil Premium funding?

Pupil Premium funding is given to learners from low-income families within our school community. Low-income is determined by receipt of a number of common benefits, including:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you’re not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Universal Credit

Funding is also available for learners, who:

  • Have at least one parent in the Armed Forces;
  • Have been adopted (e.g. from Local Authority Care)
  • Are under a special guardianship, child arrangement or a residence order
  • Have been looked after by Social Care for at least 1 day
  • If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding we encourage you to apply by clicking HERE.


Please also feel free to speck in confidence with the school office who will be happy to assist you in your enquiry


How do we use this funding in school?

Please click on the PDF below for more information:

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