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Pupil Premium Funding - Explained


The Pupil Premium Fund is to raise the attainment of children who come from a background where they are at a disadvantage at some point in their childhood and it is likely to impact on their learning. It was introduced in 2011 to provide additional school funding for those children from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 11.  Categories include;

  • Children who are looked after by the local authority or have been adopted
  • Children whose parents are serving in the armed forces
  • Children who have claimed free school meals in the last 6 years
  • Children in families who are in receipt of a low income

Please speak with a member of our office team or complete the application form if you think you may qualify for this additional school funding for your child.

Free School Meals

It is important to make sure all those who qualify for free school meals are actually registered. Even if you (or your child) don’t want to receive free school meals on a regular basis, there may be other educational benefits for them through the Pupil Premium. Your child(ren) can have a free school meal any day they choose. Taking up free school meals has many benefits:

By claiming Free School Meals families could be saving more than £400 per child per year, your child(ren) will benefit from eating a free healthy nutritious meal and schools could benefit directly by receiving money from the government. The government pays schools £1,300 for every primary child who registers for free school meals. Your school could benefit from this funding. There may be help with the cost for;

  • residential or school trips
  • travel costs to school
  • school uniform costs
  • access to clubs  and activities