Pupil Premium and Free School Meals Information

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England. Pupil Premium funding is allocated to pupils who are currently registered for free school meals or who have received free school meals at any time in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM). The funding for these children is £1320 per year. Any ‘Looked After’ children are allocated £2300 per year.

The purpose of Pupil Premium funding is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. As well as focusing on academic attainment, it may also be appropriate to provide support to nurture the well-being of eligible children and to provide them with access to a variety of enriching experiences. This is based on research showing that children from low-income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to Pupil Premium funding face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, less family support, lack of confidence, social and emotional challenges and issues with attendance.

In this section, you will find details of how we use the Pupil Premium funding to raise attainment for disadvantaged children together with information on how to make an application for Free School Meals.