What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium grant is extra funding given to schools so that they can better support children who are disadvantaged and close the gap in attainment between them and their peers.  It is based on the number of pupils who are eligible to receive free school meals, or who have ever been eligible within the previous 6 years.


Children who are eligible:

Fringford C of E Primary School receives the Pupil Premium grant based on the number of children eligible for free school meals, even if those children do not wish to take the free school meal.

Families in receipt of the following benefits may be eligible for free school meals:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

If you think that your family income means that your child is eligible, but they are not registered, please contact Mrs McBride, in confidence.

A further grant is available to the school based on the number of children in families of Armed Services personnel.  If this applies to you – please let the school know..

Please read the document below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.


Please find below a link to the Government website on school’s allocation of Pupil Premium.