The Pupil Premium is calculated based on children who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), service children and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. This will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years. From September 2012, schools have been required to publish online information about how they plan to use their allocation and the impact it has had. This ensures that parents and other interested parties are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils and schools’ strategies for ‘narrowing the gap’. The spending of this grant is at the discretion of the governors of the school, and it is our intention to provide support at both ends of the ability spectrum.
The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
Pupil Premium in 2016/2017 ~ £56,460
Pupil Premium in 2015/16 ~ £58,320
Pupil Premium in 2014/15 ~ £53,000
Free School Meals
If you are a parent or carer and receive any of the benefits below then your child is eligible for Free School Meals.
- Income Support (IS)
- Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)
- Child Tax Credit with an annual income (as assessed by HMR&C) of less
than £16,190 without Working Tax Credit
- Income-based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA)
- Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
Remember, if your application for Free School Meals is successful your school will receive an extra Pupil Premium payment to use in the support of teaching and learning. If you want to apply for Free School Meals you can:
- phone 01254 220708
- apply online at http://www.lancashire.gov.uk
If you want more information or have any questions about your particular situation please phone the helpline on 01254 220708
East Area Education Office
44 Union Street