Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools for children who have been registered as being entitled to ‘Free School Meals’ at any point in the last 6 years. Schools receive this funding to support eligible children and to help narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers.
‘Free School Meals’ can also be provided to children if either or both parents / guardians are receiving any of the following:
Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
Income based Jobseeker's Allowance (IBJSA)
Income related Employment and Support Allowance (IRESA).
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
The guarantee element of state Pension Credit.
Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC.
N.B. If you receive working tax credit you do NOT qualify even if you receive child tax
credit and your income is below £16,190.
Working Tax Credit run-on, (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
If you think your child may be entitled to ‘Free School Meals’ or Pupil Premium Funding, we would urge you to complete the relevant eligibility form below (even if you do not wish your child to take a free school meal) and return it to the school office as soon as possible.
Other forms of Pupil Premium Funding is also available to the school if parents or guardians fall under any of the following criteria:
If your child is currently a child ‘looked-after’ by the Local Authority. (This means your child is in the care of, or being provided with accommodation, by any English Local Authority)
If your child ceases to be ‘looked after’ by a Local Authority because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangement order or a residence order.
FOR PUPILS IN YEAR GROUPS RECEPTION TO YEAR 11, if either or both parents are regular members of HM Forces and designated as personal category 1 or 2 (PStat Cat 1 or 2) in the armed forces of another nation and stationed in England or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
If you think your child may be entitled to ‘Pupil Premium’ funding as a result of one of the above criteria, again, we would urge you to complete the relevant eligibility form below and return it to the school office as soon as possible.
For more information:
If you have any questions, please email the school on firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school office on 01784 253379.
If you wish to find out more about how we use our Pupil Premium Funding, please look on our school website under the ‘Key Information – Sports and Pupil Premium’ section.