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Pupil Premium

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

The Purpose of Pupil Premium


  • The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
  • In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 
  • Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they are held accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures have been included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of the children who receive the Pupil Premium.


Key Facts


  • The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
  • The level of the premium in 2011-12 was £488 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months. It increased to £600 per pupil in financial year 2012-13. In financial year 2013-14 it increased to £900. In financial year 2014-15 it increased to £1300. For the financial year 2015-16, the funding has increased again to £1320, with looked-after children being allocated £1900. This allocated funding has remained in place to the present day.
  • The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2015-16 will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021

Pupil Premium - information for parents of Pupil Premium children

Free School Meals


Even if you choose not to have a school dinner, the Pupil Premium will benefit the pupil and the school. The link below will take you to further information about Free School Meals and an application from. There is also information about who is eligible for FSM.