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Pupil Premium and Catch Up Funding

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers (DfE).  The government believes that schools are best placed to access the additional needs of each pupil and therefore the funding has been given to schools directly to spend.

The pupil premium: an overview

Entitlement to Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium Grant


Pupil Premium Grant is paid to schools based on the number of children who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years.  This now includes eligible children of families with no recourse to public funds.


It is important to register for entitlement to free school meals with the local authority, even if your child has a packed lunch – this is so we can receive this additional funding. 

For more information and to see whether you are eligible please visit the London Borough of Sutton Free School Meals webpage and apply online. 

Alternatively you can ask the School Office to check whether you are eligible using the LGFL website on your behalf.  If you think you may be eligible please visit or email the school office with your own National Insurance (or NASS) number, your own date of birth and your full name so we can carry out the check.

Please read the information below which gives details of how we use our Pupil Premium Grant and the outcomes we have achieved.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22

Pupil Premium Grant Review: September 2019 – March 2021

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19

All policies linked with Pupil Premium and Catch Up can be found on the school's policy page. 

How we plan to spend the 'Catch up' funding.