Pupil Premium Funding
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publically-funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Disadvantaged pupils are classified as children who are eligible for Free School Meals, children in Local Authority Care and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
Schools are currently given £1,320 per pupil for those whose families have registered for Free School Meals (FSM). This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years. The children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to this funding. Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more; has been adopted from care or has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order.
How are we using Pupil Premium Funding in our school?
This year (2021-22) we will receive £13,760 in our allocation. Last year (2020-21) the school’s grant allocation was £15,105
Attainment data is continually updated and reviewed at Pupil Progress meetings as well as being reported to the governing body. The key objective is to ensure that Pupil Premium Funding is used effectively to raise attainment and narrow the gap between pupil groups.
At Trottiscliffe CEP School we use Pupil Premium funding to:-
Provide teaching assistants to run interventions 1:1 for targeted support for individuals
Organise interventions for small groups of pupils. This means that pupils who may need extra academic, social or emotional support receive appropriate provision.
Fund places at school clubs, including music tuition and sports.
Meet contributions to the cost of school trips to ensure equality of opportunity.
Subsidise the cost of equipment and resources to close the attainment gap by accelerating learning.
Provide training for staff to provide targeted support to remove potential barriers to learning.
The details of the spend of this year’s Pupil Premium allocation can be is detailed in the following link document
Free School Meals
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals or is an infant child and part of the Universal Free School Meals, it is worth registering them, even if they are not going to have a school lunch. It will have a direct impact on the funding the school receives and we will maximise the support we can provide.
Parents can register their child for Free School Meals if they are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment Support Allowance
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 HM Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.
How can Parents and carers apply for Free School Meals?
If eligible, parents should apply via www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals or contact the school office at email@example.com for help or guidance.