Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is extra money paid to schools to support children on free school meals. Register now! That way your child and the school will get the money they need to help provide an excellent education.

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is extra money paid to schools by the government to help disadvantaged children achieve more in education. It is given to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:

  • registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years

  • been in care for 6 months or longer

As this money enables us to make significant improvements in the education we offer at School 21, we strongly encourage all eligible parents to register. Please see below for details.

How can I register?

The only way to register for the Pupil Premium is to register for free school meals on the Newham Council website.

Parents and carers please click here to apply for free school meals.

You will need to provide an email address in order to register. If you do not have an email address, we have created a special registration email for you to use: fsm@school21.org.uk

Primary school meals are free anyway – do I still need to register?

Yes. The only way the government knows who is eligible for Pupil Premium funding is through the number of students registered for free school meals. By registering your primary-aged child, you are securing an extra £1300 per year for the school to spend on their education.