Pupil Premium - 'Count me in'

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to help raise the attainment of pupils. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years or have been in local authority care in England or Wales.

Apply for Pupil Premium / free school meals

In the financial year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, Pupil Premium funding will be:

  • £1,320 for each eligible primary aged pupil
  • £935 for each eligible secondary aged pupil
  • £1,900 for those in care

How is Pupil Premium used?

The funding can be used for a range of interventions including help with the costs of:

  • school trips
  • music fees
  • teaching assistant staff
  • after school programmes
  • equipment

To find out more about how this funding is used at your child’s school, please contact the school or visit the school website.

How do I apply for this extra funding?

If you are receiving any of the eligible benefits listed on the free school meals page, you can apply for free school meals and allow your school to receive the Pupil Premium funding.

Even if you are on a lower income, if your child is automatically receiving free school meals because they are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, the school will not receive Pupil Premium until you make an application online or over the phone.

Early Years Pupil Premium

If you also have a 3 or 4 year old child who is receiving free early years education with an early years provider, they may also be eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium

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