Pupil Premium

The 'Pupil Premium' is a sum of money the school receives for each student who is either currently in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who has received Free School Meals within the past six years.

Mrs Watson is the designated teacher for looked after children and previously looked after children.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020

Review of Pupil Premium (PP) Strategy 2018-2019

How to find out whether your child qualifies for Free School Meals and how to apply.

Your child may be eligible for Free School Meals if you are in receipt of one or more of the following qualifying benefits:
• Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The guaranteed element of state Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more £16,190)
• Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
• Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

How to apply

Parents, guardians and carers should apply for free school meals online at:


Important: Once you have applied, tell your school if you receive any qualifying benefits as they can get funding called Pupil Premium.

For more information or assistance call 01522 782030

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

QEHS has not received any Catch-up Premium for the academic years 2017-18 or 2018-19. Year 7 students are supported with English skills through targeted small group and individual activities in spelling and reading comprehension. The Maths Department use student mentors to support Year 7 students in Maths.