Pupil Premium is government funding that is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6’). The funding is used to provide additional educational support to ensure these children make good progress; that any barriers to learning are addressed and removed where possible and to enable them to have experiences that would be otherwise unavailable to them. Currently, primary schools receive £1,345 per pupil, per year.
A Service Pupil Premium is also available for children whose parents are in the armed forces. This funding is specifically aimed at providing pastoral support ensuring the social and emotional well-being of the child. Each school receives £310 per pupil, per year for this.
In addition, children who are adopted or on a special guardianship receive extra funding. This attracts a higher rate of £2345 per year, per child and this funding is used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers, whilst also ensuring social and emotional well-being.
Applying for funding is a straight forward and confidential process. You can apply online at the following website:
If you want help with this process please contact the school and we will be more than happy to help.
Whilst we understand that children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are automatically entitled to a free school meal, we do recommend you apply as it does entitle your child to more funding.