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Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative introduced in April 2011 which aims to support students who are considered, for one of a range of social, emotional or financial reasons, to be disadvantaged. The additional funding is provided to publicly funded schools in England to address the underlying inequalities between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students, and to help schools ensure they raise the attainment of these students.

Pupil Premium funding is not intended to be an individual ‘account’ per student. Rather, schools take an overview of their whole Pupil Premium budget, and the needs of all Pupil Premium students, then direct key strategies to help raise progress and attainment levels amongst Pupil Premium students. It is only by using the money as one budget that high cost support, e.g. staffing for one-to-one/ small group tuition can be funded.

The following table indicates the funding allocated by the Department for Education for the academic year 2023-24:


Disadvantage factor


Other information

Students in Y7-11 recorded as having had Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years.


To be eligible for free school meals you must be in receipt of income support and have applied for free school meals to the Local Authority Benefits Team.

If you qualify for income support but have chosen not to apply for free school meals please consider applying.  You do not have to take up the free school meal to attract the funding for your child’s school. 

To check eligibility and apply, please visit 

Children Looked After by Local Authority Care.


This funding is paid directly to the local authority

Children in ‘post-Local Authority’ care, including those who have been Adopted from Care.


It is up to those with parental responsibility to decide if they wish the school to know whether their child is adopted or is under a special guardianship order or residence order.


If you would like to enable us to claim this premium, you will need to inform us about your child and provide supporting evidence, for example, provide the original Adoption (Court) Order.

Students in Y7-11 recorded as having been the child who has had a parent in the Armed Forces in the last 6 years.


The Service Premium gives schools extra funding to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces.  Pupils attract the premium if they meet the following criteria:

  • One of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces

  • One of their parents served in the regular armed forces in the last 3 years

  • One of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil is in receipt of a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS).

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