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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium


The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and is aimed at closing the gap between them and their peers.

In the 2020-2021 financial year, we will receive £1,345 funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. This amount increases to £2,345 where a child has left local authority care.


All schools are required by the DfE (Department for Education) to report on how much money is being received for these pupils and how this money is being spent in school. As a school we also monitor the impact of this additional funding on pupil outcomes and progress.

Free school meals and or/school milk may be available if you claim one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income- based Job Seekers Allowance.
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
  • Universal Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no 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 a qualifying period for Working Tax Credit has ended
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of the State Pension Credit


Further information about Pupil Premium funding can be found on the GOV.UK website: Pupil premium: funding and accountability for schools.


Please contact the school office if you think they may be eligible and would like to submit a claim.