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Pupil Premium Funding

Each year from April 2011, the school has been given additional government funding called Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). PPG provides funding for raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers.

Please find below the attached document which outlines the funding our school has been given.

The government provides schools with additional pupil premium funding to support children from low income families who are or have been eligible for free school meals, children who have been in care continuously for more than 6 months and children with parents in the armed forces (or who have served in the armed forces in the past).

Everyone should make an application for Free School meals as if it is successful the school gets additional funding called Pupil Premium. This still has to be applied for even if your child has a free meal in Key Stage 1

The funding is intended to help tackle underachievement for these pupils.

We use this funding to:

  • Ensure that the educational needs of all pupils are met through high quality teaching
  • Ensure that appropriate additional provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups.

Important: Even if your child gets a free meal in the Infants you should still apply as we do not get the pupil premium funding without the application.

Schools decide how Pupil Premium is spent and are held accountable for how they have used additional funding to support pupils from low income families. Please see the links below for information regarding how the pupil premium was spent in the last financial year and the plans for future spending.

From 2015, additional funding has been made available through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. The Early Years Pupil Premium provides us with an extra £302 a year for three and four year old children who meet at least one of the following criteria:

* their family gets one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
  • Support under part V! of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • the guaranteed elemnt of State Pension Credit.
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they’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, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Crdeit.
  • Universal Credit

*They are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales

*They have left care in England or Wales through:

  • an adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangement order

We will use the extra funding to help ensure that your child’s attainment and progress is appropriate to their age and stage and that any gap between that of their peers is closing. This could include, for example, investing in additional staff to provide high quality, targeted learning support to meet your child’s individual learning needs; addtional training and support for our staff omn specialised areas such as speech and language or investing in partnership working with our colleagues in the area to further our expertise.

Please be aware that once a child previously eligible for EYPP starts school they will not become automatically eligible for the school-age pupil premium.

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