What is Pupil Premium?
It is additional funding that is given to schools so that they can support and close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. It also supports children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
In the 2017-18 academic year, Holy Family School has been allocated Pupil Premium Grant totalling approximately
The school will receive £1320 per primary pupil (reception to year 6) who is currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or has been eligible for FSM in the past 6 years.
Schools will receive £1900 for looked-after children defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
Schools will also receive £1900 for eligible pupils who have been registered on the school census as having been adopted from care or leaving care under a special guardianship or residence order.
The service premium will continue to be extended so that in 2016 -17, any pupil in reception to year 11 who has been flagged as a service child since 2011 will continue to receive the premium. The service child premium will be paid to schools at the rate of £300 per pupil.
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is not ‘ring fenced’ and schools are free to spend it as they wish but need to demonstrate that the expenditure is contributing to closing performance gaps between children who experience social disadvantage and others. The grant is intended to benefit children who are currently in school.
What is this year's Pupil Premium money going to be spent on?
What is its impact on learning and social development?
The impact of the Pupil Premium Grant is measured at the end of the academic year in relation to:
- Pupil progress in reading, writing and maths
Do you qualify?
You may qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Income support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income (as assessed by HM Revenue and 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.
- Universal Credit.
Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.
Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.
For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals