Pupil Premium is now an essential part of our funding and is additional funding on top of the main funding our school receives. It is targeted at children from low income families to ensure that they benefit from the same opportunities as children from higher income families. This funding used to be determined by the number of children receiving free school meals but now as all children in our school are provided with this, it is not as easy for us to find out those children entitled to the extra support. If you are on a low income our school can receive extra money each year to help us to help your child do better at school. In order for us to claim this funding you need to be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
receiving income support/income based job seekers allowance or income related employment and support allowance;
entitled to child tax credit but not receiving working tax credit and your annual income must be below the threshold set by the government;
receiving support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
receiving the guaranteed credit element of pension credit;
entitled to the 4 week run on of working tax credit due to employment ending
Looked after children and pupils adopted from care are also entitled to the Pupil premium Grant.
If you are on one of these benefits you can check if your child is eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant by completing a very simple form which you can get from the school office
The money we receive through the pupil premium grant is used in a variety of ways to ensure the children for whom it is intended achieve their full potential. The detail of how the money has been spent in the past is explained below.
Pupil Premium Report 2017 - 18
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