Each school receives an additional amount of funding to the school budget called the Pupil Premium Grant [PPG]. The government provide this money to help schools address the current national underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers. The funding is to ensure that provision is in place for those disadvantaged children who need it most.
- For every pupil in year groups Reception to Year 2, recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM), the school will receive a Pupil Premium of £1345.
- For every FSM pupil who is in the Nursery the school will receive an Early Years Pupil Premium of £302.
- For every pupil, in year groups Reception to Year 2, who is in the care of the local authority, the school will receive £2 345.
- For every pupil, in year groups Reception to Year 2, who has ceased to be looked after by a local authority because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order), the school will receive £2 345.
- For every pupil, in year group Reception to Year 2, whose parent/s serve in the armed forces, the school will receive a Service Premium of £310.
Since the introduction of Free School Meals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, these children may miss out on this additional funding. We do encourage parents to complete a form if they think they may be eligible.
A child may be eligible to receive the Pupil Premium Grant/Free School Meals if the parent receives any of the following Income Support:
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- 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 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
Each school can decide how they want to spend the Pupil Premium Grant but must be able to say how they have spent the grant, why they decided to spend it in a particular way and the impact that this has had on the pupils.