Principal - Lesley Welsh
Principal - Lesley Welsh


Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement

What is Pupil Premium?

The government believes that the pupil premium grant, which is provided in addition to main funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged students and their peers by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. The government has allocated schools a sum of money which is called the ‘Pupil Premium’. This is to ensure that all pupils, from Reception through to Year 11, are given the same opportunities to achieve and so that no pupil is disadvantaged due to economic or social circumstances. The amount of the grant for pupils in secondary education is £955 per pupil and £310 for students who have a parent working in the armed forces, whilst the premium for looked after children and those adopted from care is £2345.

The three identified groups entitled to the Pupil Premium are:

  • Students currently receiving free school meals
  • Students have received free school meals in the last six years
  • Students who are looked after

Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for free school meals.  Your child is eligible for free school meals if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

If you would like assistance with the form or would like more information, click the Pupil Premium – contact us button – on this page, enter your contact details and we will call you back.

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George Pindar School
Moor Lane
North Yorkshire
YO11 3LW

(01723) 582194

George Pindar School will provide a paper copy of the information on the school website if requested. Please contact the school office for copies.