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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Explained

The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of those pupils who attract the funding from reception to year 11. From April 2012 pupil premium funding was extended to children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years. For the 2017 - 2018 financial year, allocated funding for the pupil premium across all schools was £2,276,819,538. Each school will receive:

  • £1,320 per pupil of primary-school age
  • £935 per pupil of secondary-school age
  • £1,900 per pupil who:
  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • has been adopted from care
  • has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangements order

School accountability for the Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their pupils. The DfE hold schools to account through performance tables, which include data on:

  • The attainment of the pupils who attract the funding
  • The progress made by these pupils

Categories of eligible pupils

The GOV.UK website explains that a child may be eligible if his/her parents are in receipt of any of the following 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 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)
  • Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals
  • Your child might also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both: younger than the compulsory age for starting school for starting school
  • In full-time education
  • You can apply for Pupil Premium through the following link apply for free school meals . Alternatively the school holds application forms and can provide you one upon request.


Please help us to provide the best support for your child by applying for Pupil Premium if you think you may be eligible based on the information above. Registration is confidential and we do recommend that if you are eligible you take this opportunity.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022-2023

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Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2022

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 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020-2021

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