Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding provided by the government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.


Schools receive pupil premium for:

  • Children who have qualified for free school meals* at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1385 for each of these children.
  • Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. These children are awarded a premium of £2410.
  • Children from service families or who have a parent who receives a pension from the Ministry of Defence. They are awarded £320.


Schools themselves decide how to spend their pupil premium money, as the government feels they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.




How will I know if my child is eligible for Pupil Premium?

Your child could be eligible for pupil premium  funding if you claim any of the following:


  • 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)


If your family income is below £7400 per year, it’s important that you let us know (even if you provide your child with a packed lunch), as this enables us to claim the pupil premium grant on behalf of your child.

Pupil Premium statement for 2023-24