From 2011 schools were allocated additional funds known as ‘Pupil Premium’ to provide additional support or resources for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals or who had been looked after continuously for more than six months.

From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces, children who are looked after or children who have been adopted.

For further information please click here to access the Government guidance.

At the beginning of each financial year a Pupil Premium spend plan is created detailing how the school intends to spend the premium during the financial year ahead. At the close of each financial year, an evaluation of the success of the plan is made is created. To see spend statements for previous financial years and the spend plan for the current financial please follow the links below:

Pupil Premium Spend Plan 2015-16 

Pupil Premium Impact Review 2015-16

Pupil Premium Spend Plan 2016-17

Pupil Premium Spend Plan & Review 2017-18

Pupil Premium Spend Plan & Review 2018-19

Pupil Premium Spend Plan & Review 2019-20

Pupil Premium Spend Plan 2020/2021

To find out more information about eligibility for ‘free school meals’ or the application process please visit:

This link will take you to South Tyneside Free Meals Website:

Click here to obtain a copy of the Free School Meals Form