PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a Government fund given to schools for eligible pupils, to ensure that all children have an equal opportunity to learn and succeed. Schools are given £1320 for each eligible pupil.
What is Pupil Premium used for?
This extra funding allows us to provide additional staff and resources, bringing learning benefits to eligible pupils as well as all children throughout the school. It is also used to subsidise after-school clubs, breakfast clubs and school trips, bringing lower costs to parents, and in some cases, free places.
Who is entitled to Pupil Premium?
If you receive any of the following benefits, the school may be able to claim Pupil Premium funding for your child
- Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guarantee element of Pension Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
How has Pupil Premium been spent?
The total amount of funding the school receives is proportionally linked to the number of children who are, or who have been, eligible for free schools meals (this is different to the Universal Free School Meals currently offered to all Infant age children); those children in the care of the local authority or whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Schools are required to inform parents/carers how the pupil premium is used to improve the attainment of identified pupils.