Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils. All children in Reception to Year 2 receive a free school meal as part of the Universal Free School Meal entitlement. If however, you are in receipt of one of the following benefits you may also be able to register your child for the Pupil Premium Grant. This grant provides the school with additional funding to support your child further.

Pupil eligibility criteria:

If you are in receipt of any of the following your child may be eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (as long as you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you don’t get more than £16,190 a year)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit (with annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits you get)


  • Pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care
  • Children who are looked after by the local authority
  • Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools, but it is not based on disadvantage. It has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage their spending

Funding paid to schools:

School leaders can decide how best to spend their pupil premium; evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when used across 3 areas:

  1. high-quality teaching, such as staff professional development
  2. targeted academic support, such as tutoring
  3. wider strategies to address non-academic barriers to success in schools, such as attendance, behaviour, and social and emotional support

Pupil premium is not a personal budget for individual pupils, and schools are not required to spend all of their allocated grant on eligible pupils.

How do you register your child for Pupil Premium Grant?

  • If you meet the criteria listed above and would like your child to benefit from the additional resources supplied for Pupil Premium children, you can apply here
  • Information about early years pupil premium can be found here: Early Years Pupil Premium (PDF). More information about pupil premium: effective use and accountability can be found on the www.gov.uk website.

If you are worried about the cost of living or support that can be offered please email

This is sent directly to Miss Applegarth who will be able to contact you confidentially.

The following documents detail how school will allocate Pupil Premium funds. Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed at the end of every academic year. The next review will be July 2024.

Previous Statement Documents