Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support particular groups of pupils who are known to be at risk of underachievement and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for pupils, in Years R to 11, that are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) or who have been eligible for FSM in the past six years.

 Pupil Premium is also allocated for children who have been looked after by the local authority (CLA) for at least one day. In East Sussex Pupil Premium for CLA is managed by the Virtual School for Children in Care. The amount available is £ 2345.

A premium is also paid for children whose parents are currently in the Armed Forces (Ever 6 Services £310) The Pupil Premium is currently £1,345 per child.


More information is available on the Department for Education website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provisionsettings

If you think a child in your care is eligible for Pupil Premium, please let the school office know. This will, of course, be dealt with in the strictest confidence.