What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools. close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), to pupils from service families and for 'looked after' children (LAC). This funding is also for those pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years.
If you think that you may qualify for Free School Meals, you can follow this link and apply:
The criteria is that you receive one of the following benefits:
- income support
- income based jobseeker's allowance
- income related employment support allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax credit, provided you are not entitled to working tax credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exeed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
It is important that all parents who receive one of the benefits listed above register for free school meals as this will enable your child's school to claim "pupil premium allocation". The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise attainment. This additional funding can help but new equipment and resources.
This is used to support children’s learning in school, to ensure that children who are economically disadvantaged are able to achieve as well in school as all our pupils. We have a strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress. We monitor attendance and punctuality and provide nurture activities. We also use the grant to provide enrichment opportunities: subsidising residential and school trips, accessing focused enrichment opportunities, paying for one term’s extra-curricular club per year, and any equipment required.
The governing body is kept regularly informed ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of the spending.