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Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. 

Information can be found here: Pupil premium – GOV.UK ( 

The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.

If you qualify, your child/children can receive free school meals and reduced costs towards some after school activity clubs or curriculum enrichment opportunities such as learning to play an instrument. If you are registered for Pupil Premium you may also get help with the cost of day trips and residential trips. In addition to the above support, you will also receive financial help with the cost of your child’s first school uniform.

For every child registered, Sherington Primary School gets £1,320 this year. This additional funding allows us to provide an even better education for your child through the purchase of additional resources or staff to support learning.

Schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held to account for how we have used the additional funding to narrow the gap for these targeted pupils. This is to ensure that parents and other stakeholders are made fully aware of the impact of this additional resourcing on learning and achievement outcomes within our school. Please read our Pupil Premium report below:

Pupil Premium Report 2023-24

Are you eligible for Pupil Premium?

Currently, pupils in Years 1 and 2 as well as Reception children all receive free school meals, these are paid by government funding. This provision is called Universal Free School Meals or UFSM.

In addition to this funding, parents in low income families or those that are unemployed can also apply for Pupil Premium funding so that their children can receive free school meals in subsequent school years (Year 3 and onwards). Pupil Premium funding can also give children access to some discounted educational trips and events throughout their school years.

No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

For 2023/24 & 2024/05, The Mayor of London is funding all meals for all Primary children. However, the school can still receive additional funding for eligible pupils.

Please read on to find out how to check if you are eligible and if so, how to apply for this financial support.

How to apply:

  1. Registering is really quick and easy – you can apply online at get an immediate answer. If you are eligible, your child’s school will be notified within 5 working days.
  2. If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal
  3. If you don’t want your child to have the free school meals, they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, you still get discounts for some educational activities from the £1,320 extra the school receives.
  4. If you have any problems with applying for this support, please contact our school office on 020 8858 5497

No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

You can find out more information by clicking this link Pupil Benefit Claim | Instructions (

The information that you supply to register for Pupil Premium will be held securely and will only be used for the purpose of establishing entitlement to Pupil Premium and to contact other sources, as allowed by law, to verify your initial and continuing entitlement.