The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Schools are given a pupil premium for:
- Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years.
- Children who have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. Your child may be eligible for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Income support
- Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of state pension credit
Childtax credit,provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less
- Universal credit Please speak to us in confidence about how to claim or click on the link below.
Schools can choose how to spend their pupil premium money with the aim being to ensure the best outcome for pupils. However, it is a requirement for schools to publish on their website the amount of pupil premium grant received each year, how that money is spent and the impact of this on the attainment of those pupils.