Pupil Premium is allocated to all schools where there are children who are entitled to free school meals, children who are looked after by the Local Authority or children who have parents who are in the Armed Forces.
Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools receive has increased. A school receives funding based on the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals in any given year.
Funding Allocation for 2022-23
£1385 for each eligible primary aged pupil
£2410 for each 'looked after' or post adopted child
Our Pupil Premium funding for 2022/23 is £6565 and we will continue our focus on ensuring that there in no gap in attainment and achievement between our Pupil Premium pupils and their peers whilst also ensuring that enrichment activities are available to all.
We provide a range of support aimed to address the specific needs of eligible pupils in all areas of their school life. We carefully track the impact of these measures and report regularly on progress.
It is up to schools to decide how best to spend their Pupil Premium and we follow government advice. It is spent on things such as:
Free School Meals
Could your child be eligible for free school meals?
In these difficult financial times, we want to make sure you're getting all the help you're due.
A lot of people don't claim free school meals even though they're entitled. That's why Derbyshire County Council launched a campaign to encourage people to check if they're eligible.
You don't need to worry about other children knowing your child gets free school meals. Only the school and catering staff will know.
You could save £400 a year for each child and your children could benefit from a good hot meal at lunchtime. The school will benefit too − they'll get the pupil premium of £1,300 a year from the government for each child on free school meals.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you (or the young person themselves, where appropriate) get any of the following:
To apply, fill in the form here on this Derbyshire County Councils website and they’ll write to you to let you know if your application has been successful.