Pupil Premium Grant
Since April 2011, the Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in order to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children from lower income families.
It is for the Governing Body and School’s Leadership Team to decide on how best to allocate the funding to enhance the provision for pupils, improving their experience of school, motivating them to attend and participate, and to ensure that the curriculum is more closely tailored to their needs and in doing so improves their progress and attainment thus narrowing the gap with their peers.
The impact of the Pupil Premium is closely monitored by measurement of eligible pupil’s outcomes over the academic year. In particular, improvements are monitored with regard to reading, writing and mathematics.
Schools are held to account to ensure pupils achieve their full potential and are required to report online to parents details of income and how they have used the premium and the impact on attainment.
Schools must use PPG funding for the purpose of raising the educational attainment of PLAC, LAC and pupils who are eligible for FSM Ever 6.
In line with the 3-tiered approach in EEF’s pupil premium guide, activities must be those that:
- support the quality of teaching, such as staff professional development;
- provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring; and
- tackle non-academic barriers to academic success, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support
Who can apply?
To qualify for Pupil Premium you must be in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:
- Universal Credit provided you have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
- Income Support
- Job Seeker’s Allowance – Income Based
- Employment and Support Allowance – Income Related
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of no more that £16,190, as assessed by HMRC
- Working Tax Credit run-on-paid for 4 weeks after no longer qualifying for Working Tax
- The child was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after the same date or left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.
How can I apply for the Pupil Premium package?
For Looked After Children or Service children, please contact the school office on 0152 883280.
If you believe you qualify for Pupil Premium under any of the the eligibilty points above, or simply wish to enquire about your eligibility, please contact the Free School Meals Team on 01905 84528 or email [email protected]
Service Premium Grant
The Department for Education (DfE) introduced the Service pupil premium (SPP) in April 2011 in recognition of the specific challenges children from service families face and as part of the commitment to delivering the armed forces covenant.
State schools, academies and free schools in England, which have children of service families in school years reception to year 11, can receive the SPP funding. It is designed to assist the school in providing the additional support that these children may need and is currently worth £310 per service child who meets the eligibility criteria.
Pupils attract SPP if they meet one of the following criteria:
- one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces (including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve service)
- they have been registered as a ‘service child’ on a school census since 2016
- one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
Service parents need to make the school aware of their status by talking to the head teacher or school admin staff.