What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6’). The funding is used to provide additional educational support to improve progress and to raise the standard of achievement for pupils who are, or who have ever been, registered as eligible for FSM. Currently, primary schools receive £1,320 per pupil, per year. A Service Pupil Premium (SPP) has also been introduced for children whose parents are in the armed forces. This funding is specifically aimed at providing pastoral support ensuring the social and emotional well being. Each school receives £300 per pupil, per year for this. In addition, children who are adopted or on a special guardianship receive extra funding called Pupil Premium Plus. This attracts a higher rate of £1900 per year, per child and this funding is used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers and whilst also ensuring the social and emotional well being.
At Leasowes Primary School we aim to ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
How can I find out if my child is entitlted to Pupil Premium funding?
The process for applying is straightforward and confidential. You can apply online at the following website:
Children in Reception and KS1 are automatically entitled to a free school lunch; however, registering your child for free meals will entitle them to additional support.