Jersey Premium is a targeted funding programme for schools which has been introduced to help all children get the very best from their education.
States fee-paying and non-fee-paying schools receive extra funding for their eligible pupils
There are three eligibility criteria:
- all pupils who are have ever been Looked After Children (LAC)
- children from households which have recently claimed Income Support
- children from households with 'Registered' status that would qualify to claim Income Support if they had lived in Jersey for five years
The Education and Social Security Departments work together to identify children who are eligible for Jersey Premium. Parents and schools will be informed who their eligible pupils are.
If you do not want your child to benefit from Jersey Premium, you need to inform your child's school in writing.
If you think your family would qualify for Income Support if you had lived in the Island for five years, you can find out if your child is eligible for Jersey Premium by completing a short questionnaire. This is available from schools and the Education Department as well as via the gov.je website: