Pupil Premium is funding which school receives for certain pupils, in addition to the normal school budget. Schools are expected to use this extra money to provide additional support for these identified children, in order to help them achieve their full potential. Pupil Premium is allocated to the following children:
This is NOT the same as universal free school meals that are provided for EY & KS1 pupils. Parents of EY & KS1 pupils still MUST apply for a free school meal if eligible, otherwise your child will miss out on £1320 worth of extra support.
Parents must inform school if their child is looked after or previously looked after in order to receive this extra funding.
Your child may be entitled to free school meals and therefore Pupil Premium funding, if you get any of the following benefits:
More information is available on the following website:
You can apply for free school meals in person at the Civic Centre, online, or through school – you will need your (and your partner’s if have one) National Insurance number.
Schools decide how to spend Pupil Premium, since they are best placed to make the decision.