Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant


Pupil Premium is a grant that was introduced to assist schools in improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged children. Schools are expected to spend pupil premium so that it supports and benefits individual children with identified needs, or it can be used for whole class interventions that will benefit all, or a small group of children. The challenges that disadvantaged pupils may face will vary, but the priorities that have been identified by Griffin Park Primary School are outlined in the Pupil Premium Strategy below.


Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is allocated to pupils from low income families and the eligibility check is identical to the Free School Meals eligibility check. Qualifying benefits are as follows:

  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker's Allowance (income-based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income-based)
  • Child Tax Credit based on income below £16,190
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Asylum Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit 'run on' (this is the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Families who receive any level of Working Tax Credit are not entitled to free school meals.


Please let school know if you think your child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding. This may mean additional funding for school!


There are also other forms of Pupil Premium available for children of 'Forces Families' and to Looked After Children. Please let us know if this may apply to your child.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

Pupil Premium Review of 2022-2023

Pupil Premium Policy