What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
Schools are allocated additional funding to help support the learning of disadvantaged pupils. Disadvantaged pupils are identified by the Department for Education as pupils who are currently eligible for free school meals (FSM), or who have been eligible in the last six years; pupils who have been in the care of a local authority; pupils who have been adopted or have a residence order; and pupils who have a parent in the services.
The Pupil Premium Grant per pupil for 2021-22 is:
Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils from YR to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals
Looked after children (LAC)
Children who have previously been looked after by a LA in England and Wales
Service premium per pupil
Pupils recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the MOD
The Department for Education does not specify how schools should use their Pupil Premium allocation, but we publish how we use the grant and the impact it has had on educational attainment in our Pupil Premium Strategy Document.
How do I know if my child is eligible for Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium Grant?
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following:
·Child Tax Credit - except if you meet ANY of the following criteria:
i) entitled to working tax credit (regardless of income)
ii) have an annual income in excess of £16,190 (Please note that this figure is for April 2016 and that it can change each year).
If you think your child may be eligible to receive Pupil Premium, please complete the application form below and return to the school office as soon as possible.
We assure parents and children that all matters regarding to the use of this funding, and information regarding pupils' home circumstances are treated with discretion and in confidence.