The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Funding is received for children who are entitled to means tested free school meals.
We also receive funds for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
There is also funding allocated to children of servicemen and women.
Your child may be eligible for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Income support
- Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of state pension credit
- Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less
- Universal credit
Please contact the school office if you feel you may meet the criteria as we can help you to register your child as eligible. firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child qualifies for free school meals, it’s important that you tell us – even if they take a packed lunch – as this enables us to claim pupil premium.
Please see our Pupil Premium Strategy Document below which details how we plan on spending the funding based upon research evidence.