Pupil Premium

The government continues to provide funding targeted at addressing underlying inequalities and aiming to tackle the disadvantages that some children experience in life. As a school we use the money carefully to ensure that our vulnerable children achieved the best support possible. One of the measures for assessing the impact of this funding is to look at those children who claim free school meals (FSM).

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to children from low-income and service families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings; and children who have been looked after (e.g. in foster care) continuously for more than six months. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help support those students from low income families to ensure that they make progress at an equal rate to their peers. Such funding can also be used to give access to extracurricular provision and educational visits.

‘Ever 6’

Children who have received Free School Meals at any time over the last 6 years are also eligible for Pupil Premium Funding.

Is my child entitled to Free School Meals?

For your child to be eligible, you must currently be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Child Tax Credit, with an annual taxable income of less than £16,190 (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit)
  • Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

The relevant forms to apply for Free School Meals for your child (ren) can be found at: http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Pupil-Parent-Support/Pages/Healthy-Living-School-Meals.aspx

If you think that your child may be entitled to Pupil Premium, please contact the school office staff.

Pupil Premium 2017 - 2018

The school is expecting to receive £1,320 per eligible child from April 2017 – April 2018. There is additional funding if children are adopted, in care or are children of service families.

Our total income for 2017-18 will be £31,440. There are four broad categories in which we feel the pupil premium should be deployed:

  • Attainment and Progress
  • Engagement
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Attendance

Click below to access our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2017 – 2018 which includes the review of the Strategy 2016 – 2017