Each school receives money to support disadvantaged pupils; this is referred to as the Pupil Premium Grant. The grant is additional funding given to schools to raise attainment. It is allocated based on the number of children meeting a national criteria based on the Ever 6 Measure.

This includes the total number of:

Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or who have been eligible in the past six years
Looked After Children.
Service children.

 Schools are closely monitored on the improvements for pupils that this additional money makes.

Thameside Primary school is committed to ensuring every pupil achieves their very best and through through the highest standards of Quality First Teaching, focussed support, intervention groups, curriculum enrichment, and pastoral care.

We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in- depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress.

What do you do if you believe your child is eligible?​

You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

Income Support
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16190
Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Family Tax Credit.


What is the Pupil Premium Grant