The pupil premium is a grant given to schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and to support pupils with parents in the armed forces (this part of it is also known as the 'service premium').
The school receive money for each pupil of compulsory school age who fits the eligibility criteria. This includes:
- Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as free school meals (FSM) Ever 6, including eligible NRPF (no recourse to public funds) pupils
- Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as FSM Ever 6, including eligible NRPF pupil
- Looked-after children (LAC) in year groups reception to year 11
- Previously-LAC in year groups reception to year 11
- Pupils with parents in the regular armed forces recorded as 'ever 6 service children'
Your child may be eligible for the Pupil Premium funding if you receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.
You can apply at https://pps.lgfl.org.uk/. If you need any help, the school office can also apply on your behalf. You will need to supply your full name, date of birth and national insurance number in order for the school to check on your behalf.
School’s have to report on how they propose to spend the Pupil Premium allocation they receive. Please find below links to the expenditure report for the previous academic year (2022-2023) and the planned use of the funds for this academic year (2023-2024).