The Pupil Premium is additional funding to support pupils.

It's payable to the current school of all children registered as eligible to receive free school meals due to:

  • their level of family income, or
  • being registered for free school meals at some point in the last 6 years

The amount the school gets depends on whether your child attends primary or secondary school:

  • £1,320 per pupil at primary school
  • £935 per pupil at secondary school

Free school meals

We still ask you to apply for free school meals even if you don't wish your child to have a free school meal on a regular basis, or even at all.

The Pupil Premium will benefit your child's school as additional funding, and will also enable your child to take up a free school meal any day they choose.

Other Pupil Premiums

There are other types of Pupil Premium that you can't apply for directly:

  • £300 per pupil for the children of service (military) families
  • £2,300 per pupil for children who are currently 'looked after' by a Local Authority, or those who've been adopted from care

Contact your child's school directly to check if they receive one of these other premiums.

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