The Pupil Premium Grant is a sum of money allocated to the school each year to support the attainment and achievement of every child who has been on free school meals in the past six years.
With this additional money, we can put in place things which will address barriers that may impact a child's time in school. This can include:
- Additional adult support in lessons
- Interventions and additional small group teaching
- Nurture groups to support social and emotional development
- Access to resources in class which will support learning
- Subsidising school visits or events so all children can have access
Please see the reports below which detail our spending over the past 4 years.
In order for school to be able to use this money effectively, it is important that any family who can claim free school meals completes the paperwork.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- 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 guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to 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 you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
- younger than the compulsory age for starting school
- in full-time education
If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, they automatically get universal free school meals.
However, you can still claim Free School Meals if you meet any of the criteria above. This will then bring additional funding into school, which will benefit your child.