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Pupil Premium/Free school meals

What is pupil premium?

Pupil Premium is a Government initiative allocating funding to schools to support children who are eligible for free school meals.

What are the aims of Pupil Premium?
The main purpose of the Pupil Premium is to close this gap by raising the achievements and aspirations of disadvantaged groups of children. Research shows that some children from disadvantaged backgrounds underachieve when compared to children from non-disadvantaged backgrounds. The funding is provided to support these pupils in reaching their full potential and to close the attainment gap.
Who is eligible for the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for pupils who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals or have been at any point in the past 6 years. It is also allocated for children who have been looked after by the Local Authority recently. The grant this year is £1385 per pupil.

Please click below for more information on applying for free school meals and click on the links below to find details of how we allocate our funding across the school.

Free school meals

Click here for more information on free school meals.

Free School Meals for ALL Key Stage 1 Pupils

All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 at state-funded schools in England will be eligible for free school meals, as part of the national Universal Free Infant School Meals Scheme. 

It is important, however, that all parents who receive one of the benefits listed above still register for free school meals as this will enable your child's school to claim "pupil premium allocation". The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise attainment. This additional funding for schools can help to buy new equipment and resources.