The Pupil premium is additional funding received by schools, and is allocated based on the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals (whether they take them or not) or are looked after by people other than their family.
The money is for schools to spend however they choose in order that it improves the educational attainment of these pupils. Any pupil premium money received by the school is used to meet the specific needs of the individuals for whom it is intended.
Monies received last academic year, 2015-16, were spent on resources to enhance the learning experiences of these children. It paid for reading books specifically aimed at boys and for staff to support small group work in literacy skills. Financial support was also given towards extra-curricular activities and school trips.
In 2015-16 the school received £4629 to support a small number of pupils in the school.
Do you qualify for Pupil Premium?
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax
- Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Please come and talk to us, in strict confidence, if you are not sure.
Funding also covers children in care aged 4-15 who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months.
A service premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces.