What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium Grant is an addition to the schools budget designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Who is eligible for free school meals?
You can apply for free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:
- 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 Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less)
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ (the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
You can check out your eligibility by visiting: www.gov.uk
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.