Pupil Premium Funding
What is Pupil Premium Funding?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers. Each financial year, schools receive funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years
Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil identified in the January school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
- £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
- who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more recorded as both eligible for FSMin the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)
Do I qualify for Pupil Premium Funding?
Your child will qualify for funding if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- Income support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Support under part V1of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit - provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income [as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs] that does not exceed £16,190
- Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Income -Related Employment & Support allowance
- Working Tax Credit 'run on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
If you are in receipt of any of the above evidence, and it is dated within the last 6 weeks please ring the school office and arrange a time to meet with a member of the office team confidentially, bringing the evidence with you. All evidence is protected under the Data Protection Act.