What is pupil premium?
The pupil premium fund is an allocation of money given to schools/academies each year by the Government to reduce inequalities and improve the attainment of the following children;
- Children in EYFS to Year 6 who are, or have ever been, entitled to free school meals based on their family income.
- Children in care (LAC)
- Children previously in care who have been adopted, or who have a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
- Children recorded as being from service families
Each school can choose how to spend their Pupil Premium funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for students. Every school needs to be held accountable for how this money is spent, which is why we make details of how it is used available on our website. There is no expectation that schools should spend the grant only on eligible pupils, or on a per eligible pupil basis.
Have your financial circumstances recently changed? Do you think that you might be eligible for Pupil Premium?
If you are, then your children will receive free school meals all the way through Primary School (not just KS1). This funding is known as Pupil Premium and brings in up to an additional £1320 per child that is registered.
Your child might be eligible for Pupil Premium funding if you receive one of the following benefits:
-Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
-Child Tax Credit Only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
-National Asylum Seekers Support
-Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
-Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
-Universal Credit (income dependant)
If you think that you might be eligible you can apply in minutes using the link below: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-learning/help-with-school-learning-costs/pupil-premium
Who can I speak to about Pupil Premium funding?
Miss Pettitt is responsible for managing Pupil Premium Funding. Your child’s class teacher will be able to explain how we are using the funding to support children and the office staff can offer advice on how to apply for this funding if you think you may be entitled to it.