What is it?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who are registered for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been registered for FSM within the last 6 years, and children that have been Looked After by the Local Authority for more than six months.
Why has it been introduced?
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 Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools are free to allocate the money to the initiatives they feel will best ensure their pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
Pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding have their attainment monitored every half term to ensure they are making sufficient progress and that the interventions delivered by the teaching assistants are resulting in accelerated progress.
Current Academic Year
In 2018-2019 we will receive £58,080 in Pupil Premium funding.
For more detailed information on current academic achievement, the barriers to future attainment, planned expenditure, the desired outcomes for the pupils and how these will be measured please download our Pupil Premium Strategy.
The Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed termly.
For information on how the pupil funding was spent for the previous academic year and the impact this had on eligible pupils please download the Pupil Premium Strategy.
Eligibility and Registering for Pupil Premium Funding
If think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding because of your family’s income level please register following the instructions below. The Pupil Premium Funding will be used to support them achieving their true potential.
Your child is eligible for Pupil Premium Funding (originally known as Free School Meals) if you receive any of the following benefits:-
- Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (ISA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after the person stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Child tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
You can register for Pupil Premium Funding by following the instructions:-
- Log onto the Nottinghamshire County Council website http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk.
- In the search box type ‘Free School Meals’.
- Click on ‘Free School Meals and Milk’.
- Scroll down the page and click on ‘register and apply online’. This will take you to the citizens portal.
- Register and follow the instructions to apply for free school meals and milk.
Pupil Premium Plus for Adopted children and Looked After Children
If your child was looked after by a Local Authority before being adopted by you they are entitled to Pupil Premium Plus funding. Please inform Mrs Moss if this applies to you so we can ensure we access this vital additional funding to support your child.
School applies for Pupil Premium Plus Funding for all children who are currently Looked After by a Local Authority.