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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers.


The Government believes that schools should decide how the Pupil Premium is allocated and spent, since it is felt that they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. From September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the additional provision and the impact that it has had.


Some of the support and resources funded by the Pupil Premium also benefits children who may not necessarily be eligible for free school meals but have been identified by the school as being at a disadvantage compared to their peers.


The DfE have stated that schools with less than 5 pupils who are awarded pupil premium are not required to publish information regarding how the funding has been spent. If you require any further information on Pupil Premium please do not hesitate to contact our School Office Manager. 


Your child will receive a free school lunch until the end of Year 2. This meal is completely without charge to all parents of children in Reception, Y1 and Y2. From September 2023, the Mayor of London has announced that all children attending school in a London Borough will be eligible for a free school lunch. 


However, if receive one of the benefits below then your child will also be entitled to ‘Pupil Premium’ – an amount which the Government gives directly to schools to support your child’s education:


  • Income Support

  • Income Based Job Seeker's Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit

  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual household income of less than £16,190


Pupil Premium Leader:


Miss Grace Burke (Assistant Principal Inclusion) is our Pupil Premium leader. Please contact her if you have any questions around how we support Pupil Premium pupils at Twickenham Primary Academy.



Our Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed annually. 

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