The 'Pupil Premium' is direct government funding for schools designed to ensure that all pupils make the best possible progress whilst in school, regardless of their socio-economic background. A sum of money is given to the school for each pupil on role who is currently or who has ever been in receipt of 'Free School Meals' (as opposed to the Universal Infant Free School Meals). There is also a small amount of funding given for any pupil with a parent currently serving in the British Armed Forces and for any 'looked after' child, either in foster care or in Local Authority care.
How do I know if my child is eligible for the pupil premium?
Your child may be eligible for pupil premium funding if you or your partner receive one or more of the following:
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- An income-related employment and support allowance
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,100
If you think that your child may be eligible to qualify for pupil premium funding please do not hesitate to contact the Home School Support Worker or a member of the school office team. All enquiries will be treated in confidence.
If eligible, this funding will be received by the school each year your child remains at primary school, regardless of how your circumstances may change.
Free School Meal Checker
To self check your eligibility for free school meals please click to use the online Free School Meal Checker. Alternatively you can contact the school office who will be happy to check eligibility on your behalf.