Pupil Premium and other funding

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium(PP) is an amount of money that a school receives based upon the number of children at the school that are entitled to and in receipt of free school meals ( FSM); children who are looked after by the Authority (CLA) and children of service personnel. The purpose of this funding is to target additional money at pupils from the most deprived background to help them achieve their full potential.  Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium in a way that they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

Could you be entitled to Pupil Premium funding?

The current entitlement for Pupil Premium applies to parents who are in receipt of:
  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseekers allowance
  • Support under Part V1 of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999,
  • Pension Credit
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit only - with an assessed income of below £16,190.

This entitlement applies to all pupils regardless of where they live.

This funding entitles Key Stage Two children to free school meals and children across the school to a range of benefits. Registering is a totally confidential process, it does not mean that your children are 'singled out' in any way or that they must receive the meals on a daily basis. Children may still prefer to take a packed lunch but have the option of a hot meal.

School funding from central government via the County Council has been reduced and therefore the formula which generates funds for schools has changed. The benefit to the school is that funding will better reflect the economic situation that families find themselves in at this time and we would urge those who are eligible to register.

Further information and Application Forms are available from Mrs Russell in the School Office.

Please note any enquiries or applications will be treated in confidence.


PE Grant 

This year, the government will continue to give a large sum of money to primary schools in order to improve upon the quality of PE provision. It is important that all children are offered a high quality physical education and school sport experience. In spending this money, we have been focused on ensuring we continue to select resources and equipment that are sustainable.