Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The amount of Pupil Premium received by the school per child is £1320 for the academic year 2018/19.

You can register your child for Pupil Premium if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income-based & Contribution-based JSA or ESA on an equal basis
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (IRESA)
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone receives for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Ring 0345 155 1019 to apply for Free School Meals.

Additional Funding for Looked After Children

The DFE have advised us that extra Pupil Premium Funding of £1900 will be available for children in the following categories:

  • 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
    • a child arrangement order

Guidance from the DFE says that schools can only claim this money where the parent self-declares their child's status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g. an adoption order).

If your child qualifies for this extra funding then please speak to Mrs Leganski in confidence so that we can make the claim and your child can benefit from the additional support we will provide.

Planned spending and actions:

We recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School Meals will be socially disadvantaged, and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered for Free School Meals. Pupil Premium funding may be used by the school to support any pupil or groups of pupils that the school identifies as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil Premium Strategy / Self Evaluation 2019-20

Pupil Premium Spend 2017/18

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018/19

We carefully monitor the progress of all children, including those receiving pupil premium funding and these results can be found on the DfE website. 

It is important that all parents entitled to Free School Meals claim their entitlement so that we can receive the maximum funding available to provide additional support within Membury Primary School.

Please see the leaflet attached or ring 0345 155 1019 to apply for Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium.

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