What is Pupil Premium?
Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
Free school meals
Schools get £1,345 for every primary age pupil who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to get free meals under the Universal Infant Free School Meals initiative. This does not give the school PP funding. You should apply for FSM for your child regardless of what year group they are in if you feel you may qualify.
Looked-after and previously looked-after children
Schools get £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
Local authorities get the same amount for each child they are looking after; they must work with the school to decide how the money is used to support the child’s Personal Education Plan.
The service premium is not part of the pupil premium as the rules to attract the service premium are different.
Schools get £310 for every pupil with a parent who:
- is serving in HM Forces
- has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence
This funding is to help with pastoral support.
Help obtain government funding for your child's school!
Did you know the government gives additional funding to schools for those children entitled to free school meals?
Schools use this money to obtain additional staff and resources that help improve the quality of education.
To find out whether your child qualifies for free school meals, and hence whether their school would receive additional funding, please fill in the details requested on this site: