The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Schools also receive £2300 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they attract the £2300 rate.
For more information, please follow the link: https://www.gov.uk/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings
See if you are entitled to apply for free school meals. please visit: https://derbyshire.gov.uk/education/schools/your-child-at-school/meals/school-meals/free-school-meals.aspx
Check with your local council to see if your child qualifies for free school meals and find out how to apply. All children in reception, Year 1 and Year 2 at state schools in England automatically get free school meals.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals. Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals. Pupil Premium is extra money paid direct to schools for each child who is eligible for free school meals. It is used to support your child’s education. Please apply for free schools meals if you are eligible so your school gets this money. Please click on this Link to find out more about the lunchtime menus we provide in our Derbyshire schools.