Purpose of Funding
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for Free School Meals at any time in the last six years. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding they receive and how this is being used.
The Governors monitor the impact of this provision using a number of different measures including pupil progress and attainment data, lesson observations and consultation with pupils and parents.
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools and academies to:
Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers
Support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
Is your child entitled to Pupil Premium and Free School Meals?
The Government gives schools extra funding for children in families where it is hard to make ends meet. This money is called the Pupil Premium. The amount of money we get is based on the number of children having Free School Meals. If you get any of the following support payments your child/ren may be entitled to Free School Meals and accordingly Pupil Premium:
Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
Income-related employment and support allowance
Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guaranteed element of state pension credit
Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less
If you think that your child maybe entitled to Free School Meals please speak to the School Office in confidence. All children in reception and years 1 and 2 qualify for Free School Meals, regardless of their family income, but only the children who would have qualified for free meals under the above income-based criteria will receive the Pupil Premium.
If your child qualifies for Free School Meals, it’s important that you tell us, even if they take a packed lunch as this enables them to claim Pupil Premium.
Please remember that all information that is passed to school is held in the strictest confidence, and any information regarding the eligibility of your child to Pupil Premium funding will be of huge benefit to our school.