Pupil Premium is additional funding that is available to maintained and non-maintained schools. It is based on the number of children who are entitled to free school meals or have been entitled over the previous six years. It also includes those children in care who have been continually looked after for more than six months.
The level of premium for 2015/16 was £1,320 per child and we had 65 children qualify for this funding. £85,800 was received in total.
We aim to spend the Pupil Premium additional funding to ensure that we are successful in narrowing the gap and raising achievement for those children from low income and/or other disadvantaged backgrounds. We have a Pupil Premium action plan and a designated member of staff responsible for monitoring the success of the plan.
It is a requirement of the Pupil Premium Funding Grant that we identify and make public details about how this money is spent and what impact this has on outcomes for children. It is important to recognise that pupil premium funding is not the only income that we utilise to achieve this aim and Governors are of course responsible for monitoring the impact of all spending decisions in terms of outcomes for children.
Parents which think their child may be eligible for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding, please check the current criteria.
To be eligible you must be receiving one of the following:
- Income support or income-based Job Seekers Allowance;
- Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of less than £16,190
- Pension Guarantee Credit;
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
To apply for free schools meals please complete the online application form. If you need assistance with this, please contact the school office and they will be happy to help.
For more information in regards to Pupil Premium, please follow this link.