Pupil Premium

  • In 2011-12, schools were allocated grant funding known as ‘Pupil Premium’ to provide additional support or resources for children from low income families who were eligible for free school meals.
  • From 2012 it was extended to include pupils who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. It also included those children who had been’ looked after’ continuously for more than six months and also those children whose parents were currently serving in the Armed Forces
  • Schools are free to decide how to best use the premium but it should be spent in order to improve educational attainment of children from less privileged backgrounds.
  • To find out more information about eligibility for Free School Meals, please visit the North Tyneside website