Is my child entitled to Pupil Premium Funding?

Is your child entitled to Pupil Premium?

What Is Pupil Premium?

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.

It was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. Looked after children and those of service personnel also attract funding.

 What Funding Will School Receive For Each Pupil Premium Child?

Schools currently receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception Year to Year 6
  • £2300 for Looked After children
  • £300 for children of members of the Armed Services

How Can I Find Out If My Child Is Entitled To Pupil Premium Funding?

Your child or children can get a Free School Meal if you, your partner or the child is receiving one of the benefits below:

My child is in reception or KS1 and already gets free school meals. Why do I need to apply for Free School meals?

All children Reception and KS1 get Free School Meals. The school only receives funding if parents apply for Free School Meals. We are concerned that we miss out on valuable funding that could be used to help your child.

With this money we could provide extra resources for your child and pay for extra-curricular activities

If you think your child may be eligible for this funding, please download the form from our website. Alternatively, ask the school office for a paper copy.