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Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives.


It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as pupils from less deprived families.


Pupil Premium goes to students who are currently on Free School Meals (FSM) or have been registered for FSM (Ever6) in the past six years.


Students in care, who have been looked after by local authorities for more than six months, also continue to qualify for the Pupil Premium.


Why is there Pupil Premium?


Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.


Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:


* Generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school

* Often do not perform as well as their peers


The Pupil Premium Grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and exam results they achieve.


How Do I Know If My Child Is Entitled To Pupil Premium Funding?


Your child or children can get a Free School Meal if you, your partner or the child is receiving one of the benefits below:



Please do not apply if the following applies:


  • If you receive Universal Credit and earn more than £616.66 per month (gross). The income assessment takes your last three months of earnings into consideration when making the decision. If you drop below this threshold, at a later date, you will be able to claim free school meals again.
  • If you have claimed Universal Credit and are awaiting the outcome of your award. Free school meals cannot be awarded until a decision on Universal Credit entitlement is made
  • If you are already receiving free school meals at the school your child attends. Please note, under current rules you will continue to receive free school meals for the child until they leave their current phase of education


If you receive Working Tax Credit you will not be entitled to free school meals.

Daisyfield Primary School - Pupil Premium 2024-2025

Daisyfield Primary School - Pupil Premium 2021-2024