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.
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.
As part of the school registration process and yearly data checks, you will also have the option to sign up for pupil premium.
How is Pupil Premium used?
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
The funding can be used for a range of interventions including help with the costs of:
- educational trips and visits
- additional in-class support
- breakfast and after school clubs
- special interest activities
- healthy free school meals
To find out more about how this funding is used at your child’s school, please contact your school or visit their website.
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.