What is ‘Pupil Premium’ funding?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Schools should determine the best way to improve outcomes for children eligible for additional funding.
At Glenthorne, we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children, irrespective of the starting point they have had. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.
We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding, along with allocations made from the schools own budget will help ensure this money is spent to maximum effect.
What is the Eligibility criteria?
Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:
· Income Support
· Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance
· Income related Employment and Support Allowance
· Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
· Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
· Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.
If you feel you may be eligible then please speak to the school office.
Pupil Premium Leader: Miss R Woodall
Link Governor for Pupil Premium: Mrs Michelle Such
What information should be published?
In place of the current requirements regarding information about pupil premium expenditure, schools are now required to publish their ‘Pupil Premium Strategy’
Schools should publish:
· the amount of the school's allocation of pupil premium grant
· details of the main barriers to educational achievement
· how the allocation will be spent to address the barriers and why these approaches were taken
· how the school will measure the impact of the pupil premium
· the date of the next pupil premium strategy review.
All of which can be found in our Pupil Premium documentation.