The Pupil Premium is grant is funding schools receive in addition to the school’s Delegated Budget and is allocated to children who:
- are in receipt of free school meals or have been in the last 6 years
- children who are looked after or adopted
- children of service families.
It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, however, schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support disadvantaged pupils.
At St Peter’s we use the funding to support a range of different strategies which can be found on the links below:
The progress and achievement of all children are monitored very closely at St Peter’s, through half-termly tracking of pupil progress and attainment. In addition to this, children who identified as being disadvantaged are tracked and monitored by our Pupil Premium Lead (Miss Watkins), the SLT and our Pupil Premium governor (Miss. Dyson). We endeavour to ensure that the PPG funding is used in a way that ensures the best possible outcomes.
Eligibility for Pupil Premium
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 your child is eligible for free school meals then they are eligible for Pupil Premium.
Parent/carers in England donot have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:
- Income supoort
- Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration & 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
For more information about free school meals in West Sussex, click here.