The pupil premium is additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
Source - DfE website
An annual Pupil Premium grant (PPG) of £1,320 is awarded to pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) during the past six years and £2,300 for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months (LAC).
Pupil Premium at Cavendish Community Primary School
At Cavendish Community Primary, we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children. We are determined that all our children thrive, achieve and are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding, along with allocations made from the school’s own budget will be used to pursue a strategy that has a real impact on disadvantaged pupils & addresses the barriers they may face. Currently 27% of Cavendish pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium.
Information to be Published to Parents
Schools should publish the following information:
- In the previous academic year:
- how the pupil premium allocation was spent
- the impact of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils
2. The current academic year:
- the amount of the school's allocation of pupil premium grant
- details of the main barriers to educational achievement
- how the allocation will be spent to address the barriers and why these approaches were taken
- how the school will measure the impact of the pupil premium
- the date of the next pupil premium strategy review.
Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive 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
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is being used to benefit your child, please speak to the headteacher.
If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please fill in your details on the link below:
If you do not have online access you can pick up a copy of the form from the school office.