Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 in order to help address the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged peers. Schools are able to use the additional funding to help tackle these inequalities and directly target those pupils who need it most.
Your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. Your child may be eligible if you receive any of the following 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 guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
We use Pupil Premium funding in many ways, including all children in receipt of this getting:
- 50% reduction in the cost of all school trips
- 50% reduction in the cost of all school residentials
- 50% reduction in the cost of all school clubs
- Supporting with the cost of school uniform and PE kit
- Free school meals, fruit and milk (children in EYFS, Years 1 and 2 are eligible for this anyway but we can continue this into Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 for children in receipt of this funding).
- Free daily breakfast via our Toast Station
- Having a school-based Emotional Literacy Support Assistant who offers planned support sessions for pupil’s experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties
Our school Pupil Premium Lead is our Deputy Head Teacher: Mr S. Williams. He can be contacted directly through the school office (Tel: 0116 2811963 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Full details of the strategy for pupil premium spending at our school, and the principles behind it, can be found below.