Pupil Premium Funding Information
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment. In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Pupil Premium is only payable for those children whose parents meet the eligibility criteria below:
- Income support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
- Support as a result of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit (if a household is earning less than £7,400 per year)
As of September 2014 all children will be entitled to a Universal Free School Meal, however this is not linked to additional funding for each child.
If you believe you would meet the above criteria please follow the link below as this will provide the extra funding of £1,345 to support your child in school.
Please check your eligibility by visiting https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/hants/