The pupil premium is money given to schools to improve the education of children who are economically disadvantaged or children who have been in care or adopted from care. This extra funding of £1,345 per child is used to enable schools to support learning and development and improve educational outcomes
Who is eligible?
Your child may be eligible if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Child Tax Credit only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
- National Asylum Seekers Support
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Universal Credit (income dependent)
Or if your child:
- has been in local-authority care for one day or more in England or Wales
- has been adopted from care in England or Wales
- has left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales.
How to apply
Talk to your child’s teacher or the school office and the school will apply on your behalf.
How much money your child’s school will receive
The school can claim an additional £1,345.
How the money will benefit your child
Schools will use the money in ways they think will best support your child’s learning and development and improve their educational outcomes. Some examples include:
- Providing music lessons for families would be unable to pay for them
- Funding educational trips and visits
- Paying for extra help with speech and language
If you are eligible, your child will automatically receive free school meals when they reach Key Stage 2.
What happens if your financial situation changes
Your child’s school will continue to receive the funding for the next six years.