What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a Government initiative designed to target resources on those pupils deemed to
be from a disadvantaged background. Specifically, the Pupil Premium money is provided for those
pupils who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years (Ever 6) or
those children who have been looked after continuously for at least 6 months (CLA).
The PP grant per pupil rates for financial year 2023-24 are set out below.
*Pupils who are recorded as LAC/PLAC and FSM Ever 6 will attract the LAC/PLAC per pupil
amount only. Eligible service children will attract the SPP rate in addition to any other PP grant
Disadvantaged Pupils Pupil Premium per Pupil
Pupils in Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £1,455
Looked After Children (LAC) £2,530
Previously looked after children (PLAC) £2,530
The Service Pupil Premium
Service Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 in recognition of specific challenges faced by
children whose parents are in service and as part of a commitment to the armed forces covenant.
It is designed to assist the school in providing the additional support that these children may need
and is currently worth £335 per service child who meets the eligibility.
• One of their parents serving in the regular armed forces
• They have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census
• One of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension
Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
• Pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full-time reserve service
If your child meets the eligibility criteria, please arrange an appointment to speak to the
Headteacher to discuss the specific needs of your family so that school can consider how
best to allocate this funding.
Who is eligible for free school meals?
Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of,
one or more of the following benefits:
• Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than
£7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment
• 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 guarantee element of Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have
an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
• Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for
Working Tax Credit
Schools can only receive Pupil Premium funding where families have informed school of
their eligibility. If you think you are eligible for any of the above criteria, please contact the
The Pupil Premium funding is paid to school as they are best placed to assess what provision
pupils need. For more information please see Department for Education: