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 2021 to 2022 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:

  • £1,345 for pupils in Reception Year to Year 6

Schools will also receive £2,345 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 £2,345 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.
The service premium is extra funding for schools to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces or who have received the grant as described below. 

In the financial year 2021-2022, schools will receive £310 for each eligible pupil

Pupils attract SPP if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces (including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve)
  • they have been registered as a ‘service child’ on the January school census at any point since 2015, see footnote 1
  • one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme

Children have to be flagged as service children ahead of the January school census deadline. Service parents need to make the school aware of their status by talking to the head teacher or school admin staff.