Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium funding is additional funding allocated to schools for children of statutory age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), children in care who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children registered at the school whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The Pupil Premium funding is used for in-class academic attainment, extra-curricular outside the classroom, wider achievements and social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH).This funding is provided by the government to address potential inequalities in achievement and attainment for vulnerable children and to ensure provision of opportunities is in line with their peers.

Pupil Premium Plus+

The pupil premium plus (PP+) is for children in care or previously in care or looked after by a guardianship order. The additional funding for schools is to support and help raise their educational attainment and progress.

Service Child Pupil Premium (SCPP)

This is additional funding available for children of armed services personnel. Every service child is entitled to service child pupil premium while their parent is serving, and up to six years after the parent has left the armed forces (as long as it was claimed for 6 months prior to discharge). The funding is provided to schools to help support your child with pastoral support, learning and transition.

How is the funding used? 

Schools decide how the Pupil Premium funding is allocated. However, the school is held accountable for how we use this funding to support children from low-income families. We are also required to publish details about this spending on our school website. This ensure parents are aware of how the funds are used, the range of opportunities provided and the impact of this support in our school. This financial support is given to help parents pay for school trips and residential visits, to ensure disadvantaged pupils receive the same provision as other pupils, and to help raise their self-esteem. Funding is also provided for extra-curricular activities, such as music tuition.


Your child's school may be entitled to pupil premium funding if you receive one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit Only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
  • National Asylum Seekers Support
  • Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
  • Universal Credit (income dependent)

If you think your child may be eligible for this funding please click the link below to complete an online form.


Recovery Pupil Premium

The recovery premium funding is additional funding for eligible schools which started in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. It is based on pupil premium eligibility to provide further support to disadvantaged pupils.

Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022/23

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021/22