Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding Grant at Tettenhall Wood School

The Pupil Premium Funding Grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

The following groups of students are targeted by the Pupil Premium Funding Grant:


  • Looked After Children - those pupils who are in the care of the Local Authority for longer than 6 months

  • Children who qualified for Free School Meals within the last 6 years

  • Children of parents who are serving in the armed forces

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
Source - DfE website.

Information to be Published to Parents

The DfE understands that due to coronavirus and school closures, it will not be possible for schools to evaluate the impact of the pupil premium for all of the 2019/20 academic year. Instead, schools are required to monitor and report on the grant's impact at the end of the 2020/21 financial year. The report will cover the whole period between September 2019 and March 2021, but most of the detail will be about the grant’s use and impact for the period between September 2020 and March 2021. 

Eligibility Criteria

Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:


  • Income Support

  • Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance

  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.

If your circumstances change and you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please contact school so they can run a FSM eligibility check.

Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.