What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium funding is allocated to children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals or have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
From April 2012, Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 Free School Meals measure). A premium is also allocated for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
Current Pupil Premium funding is allocated as £1,320 per pupil, £1,900 per Looked after Child (LAC) and £300 per Service child.
A report explaining the use of Pupil Premium funding and its impact for our pupils is available below.
How can you help to secure funding for our school?
It is very important that if your child is entitled, you register for Free School Meals under the current scheme, even though your child may already receive a free meal in school through the infant school meal scheme. Registering your child will mean that the school will benefit from £1,320 extra funding from central Government each year (the Pupil Premium), and also they will continue to receive free meals when they are in KS2 – years 3 to 6 (assuming they remain eligible).
Pupil Premium money is used by the school to fund valuable support like Early Morning Interventions (EMIs), teaching assistants or after school clubs. Even if you do not wish you child to receive a free meal in school, we strongly recommend that you do register for them so that our school receives as much funding as possible!
To register your child, or for further information, please contact our School Business Manager who will explain the process to you in the strictest confidence.
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