What is Pupil Premium?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible (or eligible within the past six years) for free school meals, looked after children (or previously looked after children) and services children and their wealthier peers.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant, allocated to school per eligible pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium Grant as they see fit. However, we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
Could your child be eligible for the school to gain from pupil premium funding?
There are a number of factors taken into account when deciding if a child may be eligible for a school to receive this additional funding from the government. If you think that your family may meet this criteria or your family circumstances may have changed, you can either complete the form below or ring 01254 220747. All you need is your national insurance number to check.
Criteria for Parent
- In receipt of Income Support or Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- In receipt of Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- In receipt of Child Tax Credit, with an annual income of LESS that £16,190 and NOT in receipt of Working Tax Credit
- In receipt of the Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
- In receipt of support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- In receipt of Universal Credit
If you meet any of these criteria we do urge you to register. All you need to do is complete the form here or ring the Education Office on 01254 220747.