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Eligibility for the Pupil Premium Grant

The school cannot apply for the extra funding, only the parent or guardian of the child can.

 

The Pupil Premium Grant explained

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they may also be entitled to a 

sum of money paid to their school to boost their learning. 

Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.

The pupil premium grant is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.

Is your child eligible for extra funding?

Schools are given a pupil premium for:

  • Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1300 for each of these children per year and for the rest of their school career.
  • Children who have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. These children are awarded a premium of £1900 per year and for the rest of their school career.
  • Children whose parents work in the armed forces also qualify for £300 additional funding per year.

 

Do you qualify for the additional funding for your child?

Your child may be eligible for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less
  • Universal credit

 

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