Pupil Premium and Catch-Up Funding

Pupil Premium is a separate additional government funding stream, delegated to schools. This funding is allocated based on the numbers of children attending the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM); children who have had Free School Meals during the last six years (EVER6 FSM); children who are in care and have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC); and children who have been adopted.

Schools have the freedom to use the Premium grant, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in innovative ways that they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

At Stanley Park Junior School we recognise that not all pupils on the Pupil Premium Register will be socially disadvantaged but we are committed to providing a variety of opportunities that can enrich their lives further.

We also recognise that not all vulnerable pupils are registered or qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)/Free School Meals.  We reserve the right to support any pupil or groups of pupils that the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged.

The pupil premium budget is aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations and expected rate of progress in English and Maths.

Pupil Premium funding will be allocated based on a needs analysis, which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Pupil premium grant is targeted at all pupils who are disadvantaged where there is a need.


You may be eligible to receive Free School Meals and funding through the Pupil Premium, if you receive of one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker's Allowance Income Based)
  • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)
  • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and your annual gross income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) is not more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit Run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit

To confidentially see if you are eligible please click on the following link: Applying for Free School Meals


Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge. Please see pupil premium strategy to see how we are using this money.