The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools and academies to:
- raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
- support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools and academies receive has increased. Schools and academies will receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6).
Further information can be found in the published reports
Who is eligible for Free School Meals?
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for Universal Free School Meals. You do need to apply as they are automatically entitled even if you don't meet the entitlement criteria.
If you think your child is eligible for Free School Meals please visit the Staffordshire County Council Free School Meals web page to check the criteria and how to apply.