How do we spend the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium has been allocated to schools by the Government as a mechanism to support children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or Looked After (LAC). This extra Government funding aims to help to narrow the gap between FSM and LAC children and their peers. Whilst the amount of Pupil Premium is decided by the Government, they believe that schools are best placed to assess the most appropriate additional provision that should be made for the individual pupils.

The full breakdown of how we spend Pupil Premium and its impact each year is available from the links below.


Children are entitled to free school meals if you receive one of the below benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit and have an annual income of no more than £7,400
  • Child Tax Credit, but not entitled to a Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) of no more than £16,190
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • or are being supported by the National Asylum Support Service (NASS)

Free school meals eligibility checker

Free school meals application