What is Pupil Premium?
It is additional funding that is given to schools so that they can support and close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. It also supports children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is not ‘ring fenced’ and schools are free to spend it as they wish but need to demonstrate that the expenditure is contributing to closing performance gaps between children who experience social disadvantage and others. The grant is intended to benefit children who are currently in school.
What is this year's Pupil Premium money going to be spent on?
What was last year's Pupil Premium money spent on?
Do you qualify?
You may qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant 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 guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190.
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
- Universal Credit.
Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.
Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.
For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals