Pupil Premium & Service Premium Funding
Pupil Premium & Service Premium funding
Schools are given additional funding to help support students in the following situations:
- Free School Meals Ever 6 (FSM Ever 6):Students in years 7-11 who are currently accessing Free School Meals, plus those who have accessed Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years (£935 per student per year).
If your child receives Pupil Premium funding, the school is able to support him or her further by providing revision resources, enrichment and extra tuition if needed. Please click on this link https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals to see if your child qualifies for free school meals and to apply. If you would like some help to do this, please ask at the school Reception, or email Mrs Nichols confidentially on email@example.com for more support and/or information.
- Looked After Children (LAC):Students who have been in local authority care for at least one day during the year ending March 2018, and aged 4 to 15 at 31 August 2017 (£2300 per student per year). Also included are children who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order).
As students in the FSM Ever 6 and LAC categories may experience circumstances that create barriers to achievement, these two groups have been collectively renamed by the DfE and OFSTED as ‘disadvantaged pupils’ (DP).
Please read our Pupil Premium policy, linked below, to learn about how the school uses the funding to benefit disadvantaged pupils. Also linked is an analysis of the different ways in which this funding was used across the school in 2017-18, and information about how it impacted positively on 2018 GCSE results.
Service Premium Funding 2018-19
Children from service families can also face challenges that create barriers to achievement, and schools are therefore given funding to assist in providing the additional pastoral support that these children may need (£300 per service child per year).
Students are eligible for Service Premium Funding if they meet the following criteria:
– one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
– they have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point since 2011
– one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
– pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve service are classed as service children
If you believe that your child is eligible for the Service Premium, please email Miss Hamilton to check that the school has this information (firstname.lastname@example.org).