Pupil Premium


What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is funding given to schools to help close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. Pupil Premium Grant is primarily aimed at pupils who are from low-income families and are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). This category now includes any child that has been registered for FSM in the past 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6’ FSM). This funding also covers Children Looked After (CLA), children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order. Schools also receive a service premium for pupils whose parents either serve in the armed forces or are in receipt of a child pension from the ministry of Defence.

Careful analysis including: internal and external pupil- level data, historical attainment and progress rates is undertaken on an annual basis to ensure that the Pupil Premium Grant is used to maximum effect.


Is my child entitled?

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Did you know?

Even if your children in other year groups are entitled to Free School Meals, it doesn’t mean your youngest child who already received FREE meals will have been added to the Pupil Premium list. You need to apply for these separately.

To check if your child is entitled for your school to receive Pupil Premium please fill in the form and help your school get funding to enhance your child’s learning.


Below you will find our Pupil Premium strategy for 2021-2024, last reviewed in December 2023.