Pupil Premium Funding
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low income families. It is intended to enable schools to provide targeted support to help children reach their full potential.
Funding is allocated for children who are Looked after by the Local Authority (CLA) and for every child who is registered for Free School Meals.
Who is eligible for Free School Meals?
Children are eligible to receive free school meals if their parents receive any of the following:
- Income support (IS)
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(IR)
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190.
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.
Children who receive Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.
Therefore it is really important to make sure all children who qualify are registered for Free School Meals even if you choose to send a packed lunch for them or they are receiving Universal Free School Meals because they are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2.
How can I register my child for Free School Meals?
Contact Staffordshire County Council:
Telephone: 01785 854990
How will the money be spent?
We spend our pupil premium funding in a variety of ways, all aimed at maximising a child’s opportunity for reaching their full potential.