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Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium and the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)?


Schools are allocated additional funding (the PPG) to help support the learning of disadvantaged pupils. Disadvantaged pupils are identified by the Department for Education as pupils who are currently eligible for free school meals (FSM), or who have been eligible in the last six years; pupils who have been in the care of a local authority; pupils who have been adopted or have a residence order; and pupils who have a parent in the services. If a child is nursery age and meets the eligibility criteria detailed here, the school is allocated the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP).


The PPG per pupil for 2020-2021 is:


Disadvantaged pupils

Pupil premium per pupil

Pupils from F2 to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals


Looked after children (LAC)


Children who have previously been looked after by a LA in England and Wales


Nursery Pupils (3 and 4 year olds), who meet the qualification criteria


Service children

Service premium per pupil

Pupils recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the MOD




The Department for Education does not specify how schools should use their Pupil Premium allocation, but we are expected to publish information on what it has been spent and what impact it has had on educational attainment.


How do I know if my child is eligible for Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium Grant?


Your child may be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit


If your child is eligible for free school meals, they will remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they are in on 31 March 2022.


We assure parents and children that all matters regarding to the use of this funding, and information regarding pupils' home circumstances are treated with discretion and in confidence.



Please follow the links below for more information, including details on how to apply for FSM/ EYPP. If you have any queries relating to free school meals or pupil premium, please contact me by calling the school office or by email:

Miss Howland