Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
In order to receive ‘The Pupil Premium’ a parent/carer must be claiming one of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit (but no Working Tax Credit is being received by the claimant or his/her partner and the combined annual income as assessed by HMIR on a TC602 form is not above £16,190)
- The Guaranteed Element of Pension Tax Credit.
- Asylum Seeker under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
This funding is also available to children for the following reasons:
- They have been adopted.
- A parent is serving in the regular armed forces.
- A parent has served in the regular armed forces in the last 3 years.
- A parent has died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil is in receipt of a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)
If you think that you are eligible to apply, or if you are not sure, please contact Mrs Casswell in confidence. At a time when school budgets are very challenging, this funding will make a measurable impact on your child. Don’t pass up the opportunity to help us make that difference.
More information can be found at Northamptonshire County Council Free School Meals.
In 2021-22, 13% of the total cohort at St. Peter’s CE Academy are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.
Date of next Pupil Premium Review: July 2022