Pupil Premium

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The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding given to schools in order to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment. The amount of Pupil Premium funding a school receives is calculated according to the number of pupils in receipt of free school meals. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision would be most effective for those individuals and groups of pupils identified as needing additional support. Please see Downloads below for how we spend our funding and government guide to Pupil Premium.

Is your child eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant?

If any of the following applies to your current family circumstances, please contact Mrs McLinden (Business Manager), Miss Walters (Headteacher) or Mrs Mulvaney (Deputy Headteacher) and we will be happy to support you.

To be eligible:

  • One or both parents who are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
  • One or both parents who are a classed as a reserve in the Armed Forces.
  • One or both parents are in receipt of an Armed Forces Pension.
  • Currently in receipt of Free School Meal.

You can apply for free school meals if you or your child receive 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 Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – In England, if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get). If your child is currently eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you feel you meet any of the above criteria.

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