Pupil Premium Information
Pupil Premium is additional funding that the Government gives to schools and colleges – this funding is targeted at pupils facing the greatest disadvantage.
The Pupil Premium grant was introduced in 2011 by the government to tackle the attainment gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium students. Based on the number of Pupil Premium students on roll, a sum of money is given to schools each year and it is the responsibility of the school / college to use this money in the most effective way to remove barriers to learning caused by inequality in the given context. The funding is used to ensure that each pupil participates fully in all aspects of school life and reaches his/ her academic potential; ultimately improving life chances.
Pupil Premium funding is used for three main purposes:
- To improve the quality of teaching and learning, through for example, CPD of teachers.
- Provide targeted academic support, such as structured interventions and small group tutoring.
- Support wider strategies, including improving attendance , behaviour and well-being.
Eligible students include those who:
- Are currently claiming Free School Meals (FSM)
- Have claimed school meals in the last six years (Ever 6)
- Are ‘In Service’ by having parents who have served in the armed forces within the last 4 years
- Are looked After Children (LAC), or have spent at least one day in the care system
FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS:
Families who receive the following are eligible for Free School Meals (FSMs):
Universal Credit - your net earned income must be less than £7,400.Income Support.
- Job Seeker's Allowance (income based).
- Employment and Support Allowance.
- Child Tax Credit. (With an annual income of less than £16,190. As assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.)
- Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit.
- Support payments under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
- Working Tax Credit Run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
To check your eligibility and apply online please visit your local authority’s website.
If you think that your child may be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), we encourage you to apply, even if your child does not want to eat the food at school as this can help your child in other ways and it is something that benefits our school community. Please click 'Free School Meal Application' below for further information.