UPDATE: If you find yourself out of work at this difficult time we urge you to apply for free school meals using the link below. This means that we can continue to support your family with food throughout the closure period and that your child will be entitled to additional support (and funded school trips) when we return to school.
If your application is successful - please email the office a screenshot of the tick which appears at the end of the process. Email to email@example.com
What is Pupil Premium Funding?
The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
More information regarding Pupil Premium funding can be found at the Gov.uk website accessed here.
Who is eligible for additional Pupil Premium funding?
if you get 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 guaranteed element of 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 - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
- younger than the compulsory age for starting school
- in full-time education
If your child is 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.
Funding is also available for learners, who:
- Have at least one parent in the Armed Forces;
- Have been adopted (e.g. from Local Authority Care)
- Are under a special guardianship, child arrangement or a residence order
- Have been looked after by Social Care for at least 1 day
If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the school are aware of this, please speak in confidence to Mrs Brown, Mr Gaffiney or Mrs Lambert (school office) who will be happy to support you in your enquiry.
Alternatively, please access the following website where applications can be made directly to Staffordshire County Council:
How is Pupil Premium used in school?
We use our Pupil Premium to ensure that every learner for which this funding is available is able to access high-quality, personalised provision, targeted to their needs and impacting strongly on their progress. We keep this constantly under review, with a dedicated team of professionals assigned to make sure no learner is allowed to fall behind, and that every effort is made to secure their accelerated progress. Progress is assessed every six weeks, with provision adapted at least at each of these points in the year to ensure that this crucial funding has the best possible impact for each individual.
We are proud of the provision this creates. For further information, please see our: