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Pupil Premium

The pupil premium money is additional funding provided to schools to support disadvantaged pupils to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children, reach their full potential and to narrow the gap in attainment that exists between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.


There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium funding:

  • children who are currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been in receipt of FSM at any point in the last 6 years,

  • children who have been looked after by Social Care continuously for more than 6 months

  • children of those employed in the armed forces.


Do you qualify?

Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium if you receive any of these benefits: 

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s 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 with an annual gross income into the household that is no more than £16,190 provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit. If you are entitled to any part of Working Tax Credit, there is no eligibility with the exception of working tax run-on as shown below.

  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

  • Universal Credit


At Alwyn, we allocate the funding to support our curriculum development, the quality of teaching and intervention.  Our strategic focus is driven by:

  • observation of the children and their needs,

  • data analysis at school and national level

  • review of the last plan and best value

  • educational research e.g. the EEF Pupil Premium Guide and Teaching and Learning Toolkit and the Sutton Trust's What makes great teaching

How do I apply?

If you think that your income is low and you receive any of the benefits listed above then download the application form from our school website or collect from our school office to apply for the Pupil Premium.

Even though, as an Infant school, your child receives a Universal Free School Meal, if you are receiving certain benefits and would have been entitled to Free School Meals previously, the school could also receive additional funding to help support your child’s education including funding for before/after school clubs and school trips. No one else will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

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