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What is the Pupil Premium funding?

2018-19  Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) provides funding to:

• Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap with their peers; and

• Support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.

The pupil premium grant per pupil for 2015/2016 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupils

Pupil Premium per pupil

Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£1,320

Looked After Children (LAC)

£1,900

Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 1 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order

£1,900

Service children

 

Pupils in Year Groups R to 11 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

£300

Principles

We ensure that the teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils.

We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.

In making the provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.

We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for a free school meal. We reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources mean that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

Eligibility 

Existing entitlements to free school meals for disadvantaged pupils in nursery classes and at key stages 2-4 will continue, based on the existing free school meals eligibility criteria for those groups of pupils.

In England, children at key stages 2-4 in state-funded schools are entitled to receive FSM if their parents or carers are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • 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 they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) although this is changing from April 2018.
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • During the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit

 

The Children and Families Act does not change the current position for children who are registered pupils in the nursery class of a maintained school, or in a maintained nursery school. They will continue to receive a FSM if they meet the existing eligibility criteria and they are in receipt of full-time education or education both before and after the lunch period.

 

How do you know if your child can access this funding?

From September 2014 all children who are in reception, year 1 or year 2 in a state-funded school will be offered a free healthy lunch. From January all children under five will receive free milk and all children of free school meals (FSM) will be offered free milk.

Those children who are five and over and not in receipt of FSM will be able to buy milk through the schools payment scheme.

Pupil premium funding is given to schools based on the eligibilty for Free School Meals over the last 6 years (excluding the infant free school meal provision). Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals (and additional Pupil Premium funding for the school to support your child) if you or your partner are receiving any of the following benefits:

  • 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, as assessed by Her Revenue and Customs

Early Years Pupil Premium Guide

Universal Credit earning threshold for free school meals from 1 April

 

From 1 April 2018, the government are introducing a Universal Credit earning threshold of £7,400 per year for free school meal eligibility.

This means that some families who are eligible now would not be if they apply after 1 April. Also, children eligible for free school meals by 1 April will continue to receive them until at least 2022, without the need for further eligibility checks while Universal Credit is rolled out across the country.

If you receive Universal Credit and are not already claiming free school meals for your children, or you have not applied as your child is currently in Key Stage 1 (universal free school meals), make sure you don’t miss out!

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

 

We asked you what you thought of how we spent pupil premium funding. We are using this information to inform our next strategy.

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