What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium funding received by Schools is designed to ensure that it tackles issues faced by disadvantaged families and that it reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for Free School Meals (see below), are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces.
From April 2012 the coverage of the Premium was widened to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.
How pupils benefit
The children for whom the Pupil Premium is allocated have benefitted in a variety of ways including improved attainment, progress, attendance and confidence in line with their peers.
Free School Meals (FSM)
Your child could be entitled to free school meals
To find out if your child is entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) you need to meet the following criteria and receive one of the following:
- Income support
- Income based job seekers allowance
- Income related employment and support allowance
- Guaranteed element of the state pension credit
- Child tax credits where there is no working tax credit and the total household income does not exceed £16190.
- Universal credit
If you feel you may be eligible and would like more information on how to claim, please call the School Office. If you are eligible the School will receive Pupil Premium funding.