The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to pupils from Reception to Year 6 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are Looked After or have parents currently in the Armed Forces.
From April 2012 the eligibility for the Premium was widened to those who have ever been entitled to FSM in the last six years (Ever 6). From April 2014 the eligibility for the Premium includes children adopted on or after 30 December 2005, or were placed on a Special Guardianship or Residence Order immediately after being looked after.
From April 2015, Pupil Premium was extended to nursery age children (this is called Early Years Pupil Premium).
You will be entitled to free healthy school meals for your children, whatever year they are in, (saving you more than £350 a year) if you receive any of the following:
- Income support or income-based Jobseekers Allowance or Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
- Support from the NASS (National Asylum Support Servcie) under Part 6 of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999.
- Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an an annual income of no more than £16,190 or less.)
- Universal Credit.
Did you know … just registering your child for Free School Meals means that the school gets extra money? For each child who is registered for free school meals, the school gets extra funding of £1320. Even if you don’t want your child to have the school meals, as long as you qualify and are registered the school will still receive the extra funding, and will continue to do so even if your child is no longer eligible. This could be worth more than £9,000 to the school over a seven year period. If you would like to apply for pupil premium, please ask for an application form from the office or download it from the school website.
Pupil premium is also used to support pupils with parents/carers in the regular armed forces. In 2017-18, funding of £300 per pupil will be allocated to pupils recorded as ‘ever 6 service’ children or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
Pupil Premium Plus
For children who are looked after, children who are adopted from care (after 30th December 2005), children who left care with Residency Orders (on or after 14th October 1991) and children who left care under a Special Guardianship Order (on or after December 30th 2005), the school gets extra funding of £1900 per year. To corroborate a child’s status the school has to collect supporting evidence from parents/carers such as the Adoption (court) Order and other court orders and retain this confidential information for audit purposes.
Early Years Pupil Premium
If you qualify for Early Years Pupil Premium the nursery will get additional funding of £300. Please speak to the school office for more information.
The Pupil Premium section on the website has details of how the money is spent and how we measure the impact of the funds.