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Pupil Premium Grant

In 2011-12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium Funding, a grant allocated to schools in addition to main school funding. The Pupil Premium for 2016-17 is allocated to local authorities and schools based on the number of pupils on roll who are known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. Each of these pupils will attract a specific amount of funding. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium in any way they think will support raising the attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and is aimed at closing the gap between them and their peers.

In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, we received £1,320.00 funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. This amount increases to £1,900.00 where a child has left local authority care.

All schools are required by the DfE (Department for Education) to report on how much money is being received for these pupils and how this money is being spent in school. As a school we also monitor the impact of this additional funding on pupil outcomes and progress.

Free school meals may be available if you claim one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income- based Job Seekers Allowance.
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
  • Universal Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190.
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks, after a qualifying period for Working Tax Credit has ended
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of the State Pension Credit

Please contact the school office if you think they may be eligible and would like to submit a claim.

Click on the link below to download a copy of our Pupil Premium grant expenditure