Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2011 by the coalition government with the specific purpose of raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap between them and their peers.

For the 2023-2024 academic year, schools and academies receive £1035 per eligible secondary aged pupil and £2530 for looked after and recently adopted children. We track how this funding is spent and what impact this has on the performance of our students. The fund is a separate grant and is therefore largely unaffected by the introduction of the national funding formula for schools. For 2024-25, the premium funding is increasing to £1050, and £2570 for looked after children.

Our aim, throughout this academic year, is to ensure school is central in all students’ lives and every child, despite the challenges of the present circumstances, have the capacity to “have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10). 

Pupil Premium Eligibility

You can use the form to enable Derbyshire County Council to check eligibility for pupil premium funding and free school meals.

Both parents and carers at the home address will have to submit their details for the pupil premium free school meal check.

The school meals pupil premium is additional funding for pupils to support their education. For further information, please contact DCC, tel: 01629 536481.

Pupil Premium Eligibility Form