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Pupil premium - why it's important

Pupil Premium additional funding is given to schools for pupils who have been registered as being entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. You must register for Free School Meals, so we receive this funding.


Extra money for extra support

Schools receive this funding to support their eligible pupils and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers. We can use this funding to support children in a wide variety of ways which are tailored to the individual child’s needs. Typical examples include assistance with:
• The cost of school visits and extracurricular activities.
• Confidence and skills building experiences.
• Specialist/extra tuition.

Free School Meals can be provided if parents/guardians are in receipt of certain Income Support benefits. We encourage parents to apply for FSM even if their children do not take up Free School Meals because we can then access this additional funding to benefit their child. Further information about how the school spends these monies can be found here.. Please contact our school office who will assist you with the application process.

Pupil Premium for Adopted Children

The Government have extended this to provide additional funds for children who have been adopted from care. However, funding will only be received should parents elect to inform their child’s school that their child has been adopted and they would like the school to receive additional Pupil Premium Funding. From April 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium for children adopted from care or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order (SGO) on or after 30 December 2005. Schools can also claim the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order (RO) on or after 14 October 1991. To claim the Pupil Premium for adopted children, and those who are the subject of an SGO and RO, parents will need to inform the school and provide supporting evidence, for example, the Adoption (Court) Order.

Pupil premium money has a huge benefit to your child.  The recent COV-ID pandemic has had a real impact on our children and any additional funding that we can use for the benefit of your child will have a significant impact on their achievement at school and their future prospects.  Please contact Mrs Wand if you have any questions.