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Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings.

It also applies to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Pupil premium allocation include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium Grant as they wish. ’It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium, allocated to schools is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’

(Source - DFE website).

The school is accountable for how it spends its pupil premium grant and is required to publish information to demonstrate how money has been used and the impact that the funding has made.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-2023 

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2022

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get 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 you think you may be eligible for free school meals please speak to a member of the office staff. It is really important that you claim to ensure the school receives the correct level of funding. Alternatively you can apply here.