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.
For the 2015 to 2016 financial year, the government increased funding for the pupil premium to £2.545 billion.
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
- £1,900 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.
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.
- 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.