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Bridgetown Primary School

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Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?


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.

Schools receive funding for each child eligible and registered for means tested free school meals at any time in the last six years and for children who have left local authority care.


Are you eligible for Pupil Premium?


Did you know that our school receives funding to help children who are eligible for free school meals?

This means we can help support families to enrich their children’s learning experiences through clubs and events, learning support, music and swimming lessons. 

Even if your child already receives universal free school meals (Reception, Year 1 and 2) you may still be entitled to apply!

Families who receive the following are eligible for Pupil Premium, including free school meals:

  • income support
  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related employment and support allowance (ESA)
  • guarantee element of state pension credit
  • Universal Credit (with an annual income of less than £7,400)
  • Both income-based and contribution-based JSA/ESA if you receive the same amount for both. You should also qualify if you receive both but the income-based amount is greater, but not if the contribution-based amount is greater.
  • Families who are awarded Child Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by HMRC, not in excess of £16,190 are also eligible to claim free school meals providing there is no entitlement to Working Tax Credit (unless in respect of a 4-week ‘run-on’).

Please go directly to or call 01926 742543 to apply.

If you need any further help please contact Mrs Pinkerton, Inclusion Lead, via the school office. 


Our school Pupil Premium Reports provide information about how we have spent the money to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children at Bridgetown.

Pupil Premium Reports

Useful Information

For further information about pupil premium funding, please visit the government website below...