General Information for parents/carers
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding given to schools to support particular groups of pupils who are known to be at risk of underachievement and to close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for pupils in Years R to 11 that are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), or have been eligible for FMS in the past six years (Ever 6).
In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for a FSM at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,320 for primary aged pupils
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:
- Has been looked after for 1 day or more
- Was adopted from care on or after 30/12/05, or left care under:
- A special guardianship order
- A residency order
More information is available on the Department for Education website
Thank you for taking a minute to support your school… register for the Pupil Premium now!
If you have a child in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, please support our school by taking a few minutes to register for Pupil Premium if your child is eligible.
How is Pupil Premium money used by the school?
The government pays the money for PPG to the school and the Head of School decides the best way to spend it. There is a lot of research which schools use to decide how to use the money, for example on smaller teaching groups, improving reading and writing skills or running social skills groups. Schools use the money in a variety of ways that may include employing additional staff.
We believe that the money can make a big difference to the child’s education.
Am I eligible?
You will need to be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
- Income support
- Income based Jobseekers allowance
- Income related Employment and support allowance
- Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs)
- During the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit
Anyone entitled to Working Tax Credit is not entitled to Pupil Premium regardless of income
What do I need to do?
It’s easy. Just complete the registration form available from the school office or website and hand it in to your school. If you are eligible we won’t need to contact you, the funds will be paid direct do the school.