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Wetheringsett C of E Primary School

It is the smallest of all seeds but when it grows up it is the biggest of all plants. It becomes a tree, so that birds come and make their nests.' Matthew 13:32

Pupil Premium

What is pupil premium funding?

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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.


Currently, the amount awarded is £1320 for any primary pupil entitled to free school meals, or who has been entitled to FSM during the past six years.




All parents (Reception to Year 6) must complete the forms if you get one of the following:


  • income support

  • income based job seekers allowance

  • income based Employment and support allowance

  • support under part VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • the guaranteed element of state pension credit

  • Child Tax Credit (provided they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)


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