Pupil Premium

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.

The pupil premium funding for each year is based on the number of pupils recorded in the January school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) in the last six years, as well as those first known to be eligible that January.

The funding is also allocated to support looked after and service pupils.

Please look at the documents below to see how much funding our school received and how it is spent and reviewed.

Pupil premium strategy statement 2023-26



Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to some children according to family income.

It’s important to register for entitlement to free school meals, even if your child has a packed lunch – this is so we can receive additional funding (called the pupil premium) which we can use to help your child. Please see below:

Check with your local council to see if your child qualifies for free school meals and find out how to apply. Please see below of an application form:
What you need to know:

Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you (or the child themselves in their own right) is in receipt of any of the following benefits.

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Job Seekers’ Allowance (Income-Based) and equal based Job Seekers Allowance.
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA-IR) and equal based Employment and Support Allowance.
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC) with an Annual income of less than £16,190.
  • Guarantee Element of Pension Credit (GPC)
  • Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (IAA) Support
  • Universal Credit

If you think your child is entitled to free school meals, you’ll usually need to fill in an application form supplied by your local council. Give your completed application to your child’s school and make sure you can show documentary proof of any support you are receiving.