Who is Entitled to Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium Grant

Did you know?

If you are in receipt of any of the benefits listed below you are entitled to apply for a free school meal, which will also result in Blackwell receiving a small grant to help support your child’s education.

The Pupil Premium Grant provides extra funding to schools to help us give your children extra support. It is paid to schools so that they can invest in specific support measures to address the issues that may be preventing them from reaching their potential or give additional enrichment opportunities that you may otherwise not be able to afford.

Even If your child is receiving Universal Infant Free School Meals because they are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, please continue with the application if you are eligible as this will enable us to claim valuable 'Pupil Premium' funding.

Who is eligible?

Anyone in receipt of any of the benefits specified:

Income support
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support from National Asylum Support Service (NASS) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (with no working tax credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
Working Tax Credit run-on
Universal Credit (with no element of Working Tax Credit)

Unfortunately, if you are in receipt of Working Tax credits you are not eligible for Pupil Premium Funding.


There are several ways you can apply online for the Pupil Premium Grant.

You can fill in the PP application form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or click here to fill in the form directly: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/schools-and-colleges/free-school-meals/free-school-meals-online-application/

Alternatively, you can collect and deliver a form to the school office.

Thank you for your support

Mrs Murrell

Pupil Premium Coordinator