Pupil Premium Grant Information for Parents
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding that the government gives to schools for each pupil on roll where they are deemed to be disadvantaged. The money must be spent on that pupil to support their education, but it is for the school to determine how it is spent.
The Department of Education website is a good source of additional information: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium
Who receives the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils in school year groups from Reception to Year 11 from low- income families who are registered for FSM, or who have been registered for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6’), together with children that have been in care continuously for 6 months or more.
What is the Service Premium?
The Service Premium grant is for pupils who have a parent serving in the armed services. Unlike the Pupil Premium, this grant is not solely for raising attainment but for providing additional (mainly pastoral) support.
Who receives the Service Premium?
Pupils with a parent currently serving in the armed services and supporting their family, pupils who have a parent who died in action and those whose parents have left the service since April 2011 for other reasons, including injury. To be eligible, the parent must be supporting their family, so where they are separated or divorced a pupil will not be eligible.
How do I register my child’s entitlement for Pupil Premium?
Parents must apply for free school meals via the County Council or via the school office; this is a quick and simple process. Telephone 0845 603 2200 or complete the online form with your National Insurance Number, date of birth, name and child’s details and an eligibility check can be carried out using the Department for Education’s Eligibility Checking System, this will confirm if details have been matched or not. It will not tell us what benefits you are in receipt of, dates when a benefit was awarded or say how much you receive. Confirmation will be sent to you and the school within 5-10 working days.
How much is the Pupil Premium Grant worth?
The Pupil Premium for the financial year 2016-17 is £1320 for each eligible pupil.
How will Crays Hill Primary School spend the grant?
We use this additional funding to increase the level of support we are able to give children as well as purchasing and maintaining the best resources for our pupils.
Who should I contact for further information?
Contact the school office if you would like to find out more about registering your child for free school meals.