What is the Pupil Premium?

The ‘Pupil Premium’ is a grant given to schools for each child who claims free school meals currently or who has done so in the past. It is really important that all parents/carers of children eligible to do so register for free school meals even if you don’t choose to have them as the grant enables us to provide extra resources for your children.

Research has shown that children who have been on/ are on Free School Meals (FSM) do not attain as highly as other children in school. The government provides this grant so that we can commission/allocate additional support to ensure that they do. The support can be in a short burst or over a longer term such as a term, two terms, a year or more. It may take the form of smaller class sizes, 1-1 or small group teaching and may be an evidence based intervention. It can be additional resources, enrichment or access to opportunities that enhance learning and or aspiration.

Pupil Premium

Did you know that registering your child for ‘Pupil Premium’ means that the school is able to claim funding to provide extra resources for your child?

Register now to make sure we don’t miss out.

‘Pupil Premium’ funding is an extra amount of money paid direct to the school from the government for every child, who meets any of the following criteria:
• Pupils eligible for a Free School Meal
• Children adopted or in care
• Pupils whose parents are in the armed forces

We believe that this money can make a big difference to your child’s education.

With this money we can provide extra resources/support for you child.

We have been able to offer the following, which would not have been possible without Pupil Premium funding:

• Remissions for extra-curricular activities and music tuition
• Remissions for our Y5 residential trip to Norfolk
• Employment and training of staff that support pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the classroom
• Subsidised breakfast club places
• Subsidised afterschool club places
• Additional teaching support (e.g. morning booster classes)
• Support with school uniform
• Free revision guides for KS2 SATs preparation

This list is not exhaustive but gives a flavour of what we are able to achieve with Pupil Premium funding.

How does it work?

1. First, check if you qualify for Free School Meals:

Free School Meals Eligibility Checker

You should register your child for free school meals if you get any of the benefits below – even if they are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2:

• 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 income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
• 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

2. Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify click here.

Registering is confidential and it not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

Please talk to someone in the School Office, if you have any questions.