What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to help raise the attainment of pupils. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.
Information for Parents
All parents (including those who are currently eligible for free school meals under the universal offer) are encouraged to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2) and this can be checked via this link. Information required for this process includes name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number. In addition, parents will need to provide their child's name, date of birth and identify the school they are attending.
Who is eligible for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium?
All children who are at school; and were under 19 at the start of the academic year; and are claiming or have parents who are claiming:
- Income support; or
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance; or
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance or
- Child Tax Credit, as long as you do not get Working Tax Credit and whose annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) does not exceed £16,190; or
- Support under part VI of the Immigration & asylum Act 1999; or
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Universal Credit (with an annual take home pay of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)