Pupil Premium Funding


The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (or ever have been during their primary years).  It is also allocated for those children who have been ‘Looked After’ continuously for more than six months and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.

We encourage all parents and carers to ensure that the office staff know whether their child is entitled to FSM, is a “Looked After” child or has a parent who is a member of the armed services. We treat all enquiries in the strictest of confidence.


If you are a parent in receipt of any of the benefits listed below then your child is likely to be eligible for free school meals. 

  • 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)


It's quick and simple to apply online on the Family Portal. To find out more information click on the link below.

Free School Meals Together For Children


If you're eligible you can also contact Together for Children on 0191 561 1417. You can also email them on freeschoolmeals@togetherforchildren.org.uk

For guidance on how to apply online through our Family Portal see the guidance below.

Free School Meals - application guide


How each school spends this money is very much dependent on the needs of their pupil premium children however the intention is to ensure that pupils in this group are given every opportunity to succeed and that attainment is raised.


With this in mind, we have now published our Pupil Premium Strategy which breaks down the funding we have received, what it has been used for and how previous provisions have had an impact upon progress and achievement of these children.  Please read our current Pupil Premium Strategy below, which will be evaluated for impact in December 2024. 

23/24 Pupil Premium Strategy


Paper copies of any information on this website can be requested from the school office, free of charge