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What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. The funding is used to provide additional educational support to improve progress and to raise the standard of achievement for pupils who are, or who have ever been, registered as eligible for FSM.  Currently, primary schools receive £1,385 per pupil, per year and £2410 for all Looked After Children. Additionally, all children with a parent who is serving in the armed forces or is retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence are allocated £320.

At Leasowes Primary School we aim to ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it impacts on their education and lives.


How can I find out if my child is entitled to Pupil Premium funding?

The process for applying is straightforward and confidential. You can apply online at the following website:

Pupil Premium

Children in Reception and KS1 are automatically entitled to a free school lunch; however, registering your child for free meals will entitle them to additional support.