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Applying for Pupil Premium

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The Pupil Premium 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. Schools receive funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.

Pupil Premium funding will be tailored to meet the individual pupil needs to support their learning and progress. However, as standard, pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium will also be entitled to financial support with school uniform, school trips, an external sport or a regular peripatetic lesson (e.g. a funded club). 


If you are in receipt of any of the following you may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding and financial support:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - In England, if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get). If your child is currently eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.

If you think you may be eligible then please go to the Northamptonshire County Council application page below: