PUPIL PREMIUM

Pupil Premium

The 'Pupil Premium' is direct government funding for schools designed to ensure that all pupils make the best possible progress whilst in school, regardless of their socio-economic background. A sum of money is given to the school for each pupil on role who is currently or who has ever been in receipt of means tested 'Free School Meals' (as opposed to the Universal Infant Free School Meals). There is also a small amount of funding given for any pupil with a parent currently serving in the British Armed Forces and for any child 'looked after', either in foster care or in Local Authority care.

How do I know if my child is eligible for the pupil premium?
Your child may eligible for pupil premium funding if you or your partner receive one or more of the following:
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job-seekers Allowance
  • An 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, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,100​
If you think that your child may be eligible to qualify for pupil premium funding please do not hesitate to contact the school office. This funding, if eligible, will be received each year that they remain at First school, regardless of how your circumstances may change.