Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and paid to local authorities by a grant based on the January census figures for pupils registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) in Reception to Year 11. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings. Currently, for each FSM pupil a school receives £1,345 and for looked after child or previously looked after, a school receives £2,345.

During the COVID19 pandemic, the government has also allocated recovery funding to schools, previously known as catch-up funding.

Who is eligible for Free School Meals?
In September 2014, the Government introduced 'Universal Free School Meals' for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Although all Infant School aged children now receive free school meals, it is really important that you still register your child as eligible for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium (You will be eligible if you are getting certain benefits.

Your child’s school will then receive extra money (the Pupil Premium) to spend on your child’s education. You can now check your eligibility for FSM using a simple online form available at:


For this online service, all you need to do is enter your name, National Insurance number or Asylum number, address and your child’s details. Then press submit and find out if you are eligible. If the result comes back found, this means your child is eligible for FSM and the system automatically tells the school. You no longer have to find the paperwork and go into school to get it checked. As from April 2012, the Government has widened the coverage of the Premium to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

Schools decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since it is recognised that they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

The Service Children Premium
The Service Children Premium is currently £310. This is to support their emotional and social well-being. The Ministry of Defence has recently announced that the Service Children premium will be extended to include children whose parent has left the service up to three years ago, this is known as Ever 3. Please inform the school if one parent is in the services or has been in the last three years.

How is the funding used at Bramley C f E Primary School?
Please click on the link below to look at our Pupil Premium Plans.

Pupil Premium Statement 2023-24

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24 

Pupil Premium Statement 2022-23 

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23 

Pupil Premium Plan 2021-22 

Pupil Premium Plan 2020-21

Pupil Premium Plan 2019-20

Pupil Premium Plan 2018-19

Pupil Premium Plan 2017-18