Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.
The Pupil Premium Grant provides additional funding for children who have been eligible for free school meals in any of the previous six years, as well as looked after and adopted children. It also provides a smaller amount of funding for children who have been eligible for the service child premium at any point in the last five years.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how it is being used.
The Governing Body of St Peter’s have decided that this grant will be most effectively spent on supporting children’s learning in the classroom by providing high quality first teaching, curriculum support, targeted intervention, engagement and enrichment activities, pastoral support and social and behavioural intervention.
As with all children at St Peter’s, to ensure maximum impact the needs of children entitled to the Pupil Premium are clearly identified, steps are taken to meet their individual needs and their progress is closely monitored through school. Where small group / 1:1 support is felt to be most beneficial, Pupil Premium funding will be used to support this provision.

Find out how we use the funding in more detail in the document below.

PP Policy 2022 with roles and responsibilities

Pupil Premium Strategy 23-24

Pupil Premium Strategy 22-23

Pupil Premium Review 22-23

Is your child entitled to free school meals?

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • 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 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 – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

Whilst schools can access pupil premium funding from the government, if your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they leave the school in year 6.

Application for Free School Meals