Pupil Premium

Article 26: Governments must provide extra money for the children of families in need.


What is Pupil Premium (PP) funding?

Pupil Premium funding is given to schools to help support disadvantaged children in order to raise their attainment and to help close the gap in attainment between these pupils and their peers. It is allocated to schools for every pupil who has been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.

It is for schools to decide how Pupil Premium funding is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the pupils within their responsibility.

At Mulberry Park, we are fully committed to ensuring that all children have equal access to the highest quality teaching and learning through an exciting and balanced curriculum and targeted individual or group support based on their needs or abilities.

To find out more about Pupil premium please click here.



Your child may be able to get pupil premium if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

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

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

  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit with take home pay/net earnings below £7,400

  • Children of parents serving in the armed forces

  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit



If you think you are eligible to qualify for Pupil Premium funding please follow the link below and complete the application process.  This link will take you to our FSM checking service partner, Entrust.  Please see their privacy policy here:  Entrust Privacy Policy


Link for new applications is here:  Online FSM Application


The money received for PP children is used to address barriers to learning for children which may include:

  • Language access

  • Attendance

  • Literacy attainment

  • Maths attainment

  • Access to enrichment activities


How will we monitor the impact of PP funding?

To monitor progress on attainment, new measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of students covered by the Pupil Premium funding. The usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. The strategy is reviewed regularly to ensure maximum impact with a full review each academic year.

Our Pupil Premium Statement can be found here: