“In the school’s happy environment, each pupil is encouraged to aim high” – Ofsted
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. From April 2015, nurseries, preschools and childminders can also claim extra funding (called Early Years Pupil Premium or EYPP).
The level of the premium from April 2021 was £1345 for eligible children.
From September 2012, the Government has required schools to publish online information about how they have used the Pupil Premium. Our latest report Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure is provided at the bottom of this page.
If you are looking to register for Free School Meals where you meet the eligibility criteria this provides a useful source of funding for the school. To go to register and subsequently apply for Free School Meals go to this page on Kingston Council’s website.
Alternatively you can go to the LGfL (London Grid for Learning) Free School Meals Eligibility Checker by clicking here