Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Primary School

To live as Jesus taught us

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding?


Pupil Premium funding is additional funding allocated to all schools to support disadvantaged pupils. Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Primary School receives pupil premium for: children that are cared for or adopted from care; children whose parents are in the armed forces; and for every pupil who has received free school meals over the past 6 years.


How do I find out if my child is entitled to Pupil Premium funding? 

The process for applying is straightforward and confidential. You can check online or come into the school office where our office staff will be glad to help.

After entering essential details into the web site, the online application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, and will notify our school. 

Children in Reception and KS1 are automatically entitled to a free school lunch; however, registering your child for free meals will entitle them to additional support with the cost of school visits, and extra-curricular clubs, as well as raising vital additional funds for our school. If you are unsure please come in to the school office and speak with Mrs Donnelly.