The Pupil Premium is money the school receives from the government to help the most disadvantaged children to achieve better results. For details of the use of pupil premium for the last academic year, see our Pupil Premium Report 2017-18.
It is for the Headteacher to decide how the funding is used. In the past it has been used to:
- subsidise the cost of eligible children attending school trips, saving their parents £600 – £700 over their time at Park Street.
- pay for eligible children to have one-to-one support from a teacher or teaching assistant
- subsidise the cost an eligible child attending breakfast clubs or music lessons
- buy equipment, resources and computer software to support learning
Which children at this school are eligible?
Your child is eligible for the basic pupil premium of £1320 if you are claiming:
- 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
For the school to get this funding you MUST register your child for free school meals. If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, they will receive a free meal whether you register for free meals or not, but if you do not register for free meals the school will not have the funding to provide additional support to your child.
Your child will continue to attract Pupil Premium funding for six years after they have stopped being eligible for free school meals, whichever school they attend – that’s at least £7,800 to support your child’s education. So even if you will only be claiming one of the above benefits for a short time it is really worth the effort of registering your child for free school meals.
You can register your child for free school meals by collecting a form from the office or online at:
Whichever year your child is in, they are still free to bring in a packed lunch. They do not have to eat their free school lunch.
Your child is eligible for the Looked After Child pupil premium of £1900 if:
- they have been looked after for 1 day or more.
- they were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005.
- they left care under a special guardianship order or a residence order
For the school to claim the funding for your child you need to:
- declare to us that your child has been adopted or previously in care
- provide the school with a copy of the adoption certificate, special guardianship order or residence order.
Information on an Adoption Court Order is sensitive and includes information you may not want to share with the school. Parents can photocopy the child’s Adoption Order and conceal information about birth parents before they present it the school. Any information you share with us will be treated with respect and confidentiality.
It is crucial that the school can clearly see the child’s name (since they were adopted), the date on which they were adopted and the Agency they were originally adopted from.