What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Financial year 2022-2023
In the 2022 to 2023 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
£1,385 for pupils in reception year to year 6
Schools will also receive £2,410 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
a special guardianship order
a child arrangements order
a residence order
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £2,410 rate.
Is my child eligible for Free School Meals?
All children at Key Stage 1 access a free lunch through the government's Universal Free School Meals Scheme. This is different and separate from Pupil Premium Free School Meals (PPFSM), which provides funding for their education as well as free meals. Your child may be entitled to PPFSM if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit Only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
- National Asylum Seekers Support
- Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
- Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
- Universal Credit (income dependant)
If you are eligible for PPFSM, please make sure you claim them even if you have a Key Stage 1 child who already has a free meal. Claiming PPFSM means that a significant amount of funding will be provided to the school's budget which enables us to provide the best possible opportunities and support of all our Pupil Premium children.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Pupil Premium Review
To see a detailed review of the previous Pupil Premium strategy , please see section B.