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Do you want advice on how to increase your Pupil Premium allocation? Ensure your school isn't missing out on funding to help your most disadvantaged pupils.
To increase your Pupil Premium allocation, as many parents as possible should register for Free School Meals by next January's census. We've gathered good practice from schools on how you can encourage more parents to do this.
Go to the Department's Pupil Premium web pages for more information and advice on how to increase registration, including best practice examples and ideas from other schools, as well as a template letter to parents that can be personalised. The pages also provide more information on the Pupil Premium and Free School Meals.
You may also want to make parents aware of updated information on the Directgov website about the process of registering for Free School Meals and its link to the Pupil Premium.
Your local authority will be able to tell you the last date by which applications should be submitted to ensure eligibility is confirmed in good time for the 19 January census day.