Pupil Premium and Service Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The government has used pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) or entitled at any point during the last 6 years (Ever 6) and pupils ‘Looked After’ by the Local Authority (LAC) as indicators for disadvantage. 

In the 2022 to 2023 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,455 for pupils in Reception Year to Year 6

Schools will also receive £2,530 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £2,530 rate.

If you think that you might qualify for Pupil Premium funding then please complete the form below and return to the address given or use the link to the online application.

Service pupil premium

Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage.

Schools get £335 in 2022 to 2023 for every pupil with a parent who:

  • is serving in HM Forces
  • has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence

This funding is primarily to help with pastoral support. It can also be used to help improve the academic progress of eligible pupils if schools deem this to be a priority.