The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount received is dependant on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding they receive and how this is being used.
- We organise teaching and learning in order to meet the needs of all children in the best way.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.
- We will allocate Pupil Premium funding after a needs analysis to identify priority groups and individuals.
How to apply for Pupil Premium Funding
The pupil premium is additional funding given to state-funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
There are 4 elements to pupil premium:
- Free school meal eligibility
- service children
- adopted from care, special guardianship order and residence order
- children in care
Any qualifying family that registers their eligibility (based on the free school meal criteria) will help raise pupil premium money for the school. For 2020-21, the additional funding will be £1,345 for a primary school, for each registered child.
Can I apply for pupil premium?
You only need to apply if both of the following apply:
- you do not have an existing free school meal claim
- you are in receipt of any of the qualifying benefits listed below:
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).
- Income Support (IS).
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA).
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (IRESA).
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190).
- Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment you get for a further 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
How to apply
Through the Citizen Portal which is the quickest and easiest way to apply and will result in you getting an instant decision. Parents and carers can also ring the Education Helpline on 0345 155 1019.