The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools to boost the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on the number of children registered for free school meals (FSM), service children and children that have been looked after by the Local Authority for more than six months.
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 FSM and those children who are not by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools are able to decide what to spend Pupil Premium money on, however they will be held accountable for how this money has been used to support pupils from low income families, eligible for FSM.
Free School Meals
You will be aware that Key Stage One pupils are entitled to free school meals through the new government scheme. However there is also a separate entitlement for some families to register for Pupil Premium.
If your child is eligible for Pupil Premium, the school will receive an additional sum of money which can be used to support learning. In addition it may be used to subsidise some school visits and residential trips, access to after school clubs and activities as well as providing some items of school uniform for your child.
If you are in receipt of benefits or allowances, or if your family income is below £16,190 you may be entitled to apply for this premium.
Please call 0115 8041240 to register or ask at the school office.