What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative allocating funding to schools to support children who are eligible for free school meals. Research shows that some children from disadvantaged backgrounds underachieve when compared to children from non-disadvantaged backgrounds. The funding is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their full potential and to close the attainment gap.
Who can access support from the Pupil Premium?
· Any child who has claimed free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
· Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act and children who have left care under Special Guardianship or a Residence Order
· Children from services families
Free School Meals/Pupil Premium
If you are in receipt of any of the below then you may be eligible for free school meals. Please come to the office where they can support you in applying.
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on
- Universal Credit.
If your child is in receipt of free school meals they are also then classed as a 'Pupil Premium' child - even if at a later date they are no longer eligible to free school meals due to a change of family circumstances.
The school receives funding specifically for pupil premium children. Therefore we subsidise these children's trip and events. In addition, a parent or carer will receive £50 per child that they can spend on anything in school, from uniform to water bottles to trips.
If you have any question regarding this information please see Mrs Hurley.