DATE OF NEXT REVIEW – SEPTEMBER 2019
The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11. A disadvantaged pupil is any pupil who has been registered and eligible for a free school meal over the past six years.
At Headley Park we get the following additional funding to help close the gap between the progress and achievement of disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
- £1,320 per pupil of primary-school age
- £2,300 (Pupil Premium Plus) per pupil who:
- has been looked after for 1 day or more
- has been adopted from care
- has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangements order
We ensure that our additional pupil premium funding is well spent by developing an annual plan, targeted at individual pupil premium children, that supports learning and inclusion. The plan is developed at the start of the academic year with input of school teachers about the needs of pupil premium students in their class and then reviewed throughout the year. The plan is reviewed throughout the year to ensure that appropriate support is being given to help pupils make planned progress.
Pupil Premium is a very important addition to our funding so if you think you may be entitled to free school meals please apply even if your child already benefits from the infant free school meal scheme.
You may qualify for free school meals if you receive one of the following benefits. Entitlement changed in April 2018 to recognise Universal Credit. If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022
- 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 four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit.