What is the Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to:
- local authority maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units (PRUs)
- voluntary-sector alternative provision (AP), with local authority agreement
- special schools not maintained by the local authority (NMSS)
- academies and free schools, including special and AP academies
Who is eligible?
Families in receipt of one of the following benefits
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 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 income of no more than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on
- Universal Credit.
What do eligible families receive?
- Free school meals
- Financial help towards clubs in school or outside school
- Money towards the board and lodging of the year 6 residential trip to Frylands Scout Camp
In 2015-2016 the Pupil Premium budget was £219,419
In 2016-2017 the Pupil Premium budget was £213,921
In 2017/18 the Pupil Premium Budget was £213,158
Click here to see how we spent the Pupil Premium budget last year
Pupil Premium Allocation: 2017-2018
In the 2017/2018 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years: £1,320, currently we have 161 children who have successfully applied for this funding.
We monitor these children’s achievement and attainment at our termly Pupil Progress Meetings to ensure that any needs arising from their disadvantage are met from the grant.
Click here to see how we propose to spend the Pupil Premium budget this year
How to register for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium
If you believe that your child is eligible for free school meals and this additional funding but you have not registered, please use the link below to register now.
Please note that if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and receives Universal Infant Free School Meals you will still need to register for Free School Meals in order for the school to receive the additional Pupil Premium.
If you need help or advice about registering for Free School Meals please contact the school office.