Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.

 

Pupil Premium – What you need to do

All children who currently qualify for free school meals based on their family circumstances are entitled to pupil premium. This applies if you receive any of the following benefits:

Universal credit (provided you have a net income of £7400 or less)

Income support

Income-based jobseekers’ allowance

Income-related employment and support allowance

Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

The guaranteed element of state pension credit

Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less

Children who are or have been in care, and children who have a parent who is or was in the armed forces, are also entitled to pupil premium.

In addition, pupils who have qualified for free school meals on the above grounds in the past, but are no longer eligible, continue to receive pupil premium for the next six years.

Schools are responsible for recording the children who are eligible for pupil premium in their annual school census - you don't have to do anything yourself, other than making sure you return any paperwork that relates to the benefits you receive or your child's entitlement to free school meals.

If your child qualifies for free school meals or has at any point in the past six years, it’s important that you tell their school – even if they're in Reception or KS1 and receive universal school meals for infant pupils, or are in KS2 and take a packed lunch – as this enables them to claim pupil premium.


Click here to see if you qualify for Free School Meals

Pupil eligibility and funding rates 2023 to 2024

 

Funding rates for financial year 2023-24

This table shows how the pupil premium grant is allocated to schools and local authorities in financial year 2023-24, based on per pupil rates.

Pupil eligibility criteria Amount of funding for each primary-aged pupil per year   Funding is paid to
Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years £1,455   School
Pupils previously looked after by a local authority or other state care £2,530   School
Children who are looked after by the local authority £2,530   Local authority

 

Service Pupil Premium 2023-24

Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools with pupils who have parents serving in the armed forces. It has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage their spending.

Pupils in state-funded schools in England attract the service pupil premium grant, at the rate of £335 per eligible pupil in financial year 2023-24, if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces, including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full-time reserve service - this includes pupils with a parent who is in the armed forces of another nation and is stationed in England
  • registered as a ‘service child’ on any school census in the past 6 years
  • one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme

This funding is primarily to enable schools to offer pastoral support and help mitigate the negative impact of family mobility or parental deployment. It can also be used to help improve the academic progress of eligible pupils if the school deems this to be a priority.

Children have to be flagged as service children ahead of the autumn school census deadline.

Service parents need to make school aware of their service status by talking to the Headteacher or a member of the office staff.


We are committed as a school to ensure that this money is spent to significant effect.

 

 

 

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

 

 

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22

 

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM SPEND 2019/20

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PUPIL PREMIUM SPEND 2018/19

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PUPIL PREMIUM SPEND 2017/18

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