What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is an amount of money that is given to a school from the Government to help disadvantaged children. The Pupil Premium is intended to benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.
This started in 2011 and has continued ever since because research shows that children from low income families perform less well at school than children who are not from low income families.
Which children receive the Pupil Premium?
We receive the Pupil Premium if a child meets any of the following requirements:
- The child qualifies for free-school meals now or has qualified for them in the past 6 years - we receive £1,320 per year for each of these children;
- The child has been looked after under local authority care for more than one day - we receive £2,300 per year for each of these children; or,
- The child is from a service family who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence - we receive £300 per year for each of these children.
How do I apply for free-school meals so my child receives the Pupil Premium?
There is no harm in applying for free-school meals even if it ends up that your child is not eligible for them - after all, it is better that all families apply so the school receives the maximum amount of funding possible to help the children. Please help us by clicking here to apply on-line - you will need your National Insurance number or Home Office number.