What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is an additional sum of money that is allocated to schools to support the learning of vulnerable groups of children. It is aimed specifically at supporting children in receipt of FREE SCHOOL MEALS (FSM), children looked after by the local authority (CLA) and children of armed forces personnel. The intention of these funds is to increase progress and raise attainment.
Free School Meals
From September 2014 the Government will provide a free school lunch for all your children attending Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. However if your child would have been entitled to a free school meal under the old system you will need to apply in the usual way. This is extremely important for two reasons. Firstly, there is still a requirement for the authorities to monitor the number of pupils who would be entitled to a free school meal and secondly a significant part of our school funding is based on the number of children eligible for free school meals.
Families should apply for the Free School Meal allowance, if they receive any of the below benefits:
Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less thank £16,190, provided they are not receiving Working Tax Credit
the ‘Guaranteed’ element of the State Pension Credit
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (you will need to apply directly to the school not Bradford Council)
Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
For further advice and support, please contact the school office on 01274 731698 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require a hard copy of a document, you may request a free copy at the office