Pupil Premium 

Our intent at King James Academy is to ‘inspire excellence, build character’ in all pupils no matter their background.  We will champion the needs of our disadvantaged pupils, so that we enrich their lives through a varied and vibrant school experience.  We expect our pupils and their parents / carers to have equally high expectations and aspire to achieve the very best during their time at the Academy.   This requires excellent attendance, punctuality and working in partnership with the Academy.

The pupil premium must be spent to reduce educational disadvantage, which the Academy will monitor and direct funding as needed.  Examples of how the pupil premium may be spent:

If you have any questions about support through the pupil premium please contact: Mr A. Dewar (a.dewar@kjar.org.uk).

Did you know that registering for Pupil Premium means that your child’s school could get extra money? 

Pupil Premium is additional funding that the Government gives to mainstream and special schools in England to help children from low income families. The Pupil Premium Grant must be spent to help eligible pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially, and the school will decide how best to spend this. 


Who is eligible for Pupil Premium? 

Pupil premium is allocated to pupils from low income families and the eligibility check is identical to the Free School Meals eligibility check. Qualifying benefits are as follows:

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

How do I apply for Pupil Premium? 

You need to visit the following website and complete the online application, we can support you in school with this if needed.  


There are also Premiums available to children of Forces Families and Looked After Children. Please let us know if this may apply to your child. 

Pupil_Premium_Strategy_Statement_KJA_2023 website.pdf