What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months…. and eligibility for the Pupil Premium was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The funding is to be used to address inequalities in educational results. As of April 2020, the level of current pupil premium support funding is as follows:
|Disadvantaged Pupil||Pupil Premium per Pupil|
|Pupils in Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM||£1,345|
|Looked After Children (LAC)||£2,345|
|Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a special Guardianship or Residence Order||£2,345|
|Pupils in Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence||£310|
Are you eligible?
You can register your child for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium if you receive any of these benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit *Please note you are not eligible if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit.
School can only receive Pupil Premium funding where parents have informed school of their eligibility. If you think you are eligible for any of the above criteria, please contact the school office.