Eligibility for Pupil Premium and how to apply

Reception to Year 4 - Do you think your child might be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding?

Pupil Premium is an additional allowance made available to schools for all pupils who are registered for free school meals.  The school uses the money to provide extra learning support in classes for those pupils.

What do you need to do?

  1. Check if you qualify – if you are in receipt of one of the following then your child may be eligible:
  •  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 (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

 2. If you think your child will be eligible registering only takes a short time.  Ways you can apply are detailed below:

• apply online by clicking here apply online for free school meals    

• over the telephone on FSM 01670 623592

• completing a paper application form which is available from the school office or FSM Office Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth NE61 2EF

 Pupil Premium funding is also available for

-        Children whose parents are in the Services (Army, Navy, Air Force)

-        Children who have been ‘looked after’ for 1 day or more

-        Children who have been adopted from care

If you feel these criteria apply to you, please check with the school office to make sure we are aware of this and able to claim the funding. 

Early Years Pupil Premium (Nursery children) - since April 2015 we have been able to claim Early Years Pupil Premium for eligible children.  Please see the letter below for further details and how to check eligibility.