The pupil premium is additional government funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment and progress of pupils of all abilities,regardless of their socio-economic background, closing the gaps between them and their peers.
A sum of money is given to the school for each pupil on role who:
- is currently or who has ever been in receipt of means tested ‘Free School Meals’ (as opposed to the Universal Infant Free School Meals)
- has a parent currently serving in the British Armed Forces
- is a child ‘looked after’, either in foster care or in Local Authority care.
Your child may eligible for pupil premium funding if you or your partner receive one or more of the following:
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- An income-related employment and support allowance
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,100
If you think that your child may be eligible to qualify for pupil premium funding please do not hesitate to contact a member of the school office team.