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Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium grant is additional school funding provided by the DfE to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in state-funded schools in England. The amount of funding received by each school varies and is determined by the number of pupils who receive free school meals each term. All schools are required to report on the amount of pupil premium funding received, how it is being used and the impact of this.

Pupil Premium Eligibility

The following groups are eligible for pupil premium:

  • pupils who are recorded as eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible in the past 6 years. (Find out more about applying for Free School Meals by clicking on the link provided
  • children looked after by local authorities, referred to as looked-after children
  • children previously looked after by a local authority or other state care, referred to as previously looked-after children

Eligibility for Free School Meals

From September 2014, all children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 qualify for free school meals regardless of their family income (universal free school meals). However, this does not qualify for Pupil Premium funding. Therefore, it is important that if you think you may be entitled to income related Free School Meals, please use the link below to apply. The outcome of this application will be sent directly to the Academy in addition to yourself as parent/carer. 

Your child is eligible for Free School Meals if you get one or more of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run- on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

More information about Pupil Premium can be found using the following link.