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River Learning Trust

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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated by the Government to schools to support children who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after, children who have been adopted from care or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order, asylum seekers and children of service personnel.


All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how it is being used.


In the 2020-2021 academic year the annual funding is as follows:

  • £1345 per pupil per anum for those children who qualify for Pupil Premium
  • £2345 per pupil per annum for looked after and adopted children
  • £310 per pupil per year for pupils who are service children with a parent/carer who are in the armed forces or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence


If you think that your child qualifies for Pupil Premium and you are currently eligible for Free School Meals please complete the following form.

Does my Child qualify for Pupil Premium funding?


Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • 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 guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)


Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:


If your child is 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.



Pupil Premium Checker


Please complete the following form stating your child's(ren's) Name and Date of Birth. Also include your full name, Date of Birth and National Insurance Number. This is all the information we need to check whether your child is eligible to Free School Meals and Pupil Premium. This information is used by the school only and is not passed onto any other agency. This information is also kept completely confidentially in line with GDPR regulations.

Infant free school meals in England (This is not the same as Pupil Premium)


Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in a government-funded school and in:

  • reception class
  • year 1
  • year 2


All children in these age groups qualify for infant free school meals

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 


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