Pupil Premium and FSM

The Pupil Premium Grant is funding allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help support those students from low income families to ensure that they make progress at an equal rate to their peers.

Is my child entitled to Free School Meals?

To be eligible you must be receiving one of the following:

  • Income support or income-based Job Seekers Allowance

  • 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

  • Pension Guarantee Credit

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get) at the time of your application.  If your income goes above the threshold in the future, but you remain on Universal Credit, your child will still be eligible.  If you applied before 1 April 2018 there was no income threshold for Universal Credit claimants..

Apply for FSM by clicking here.

How much money does the school receive?

The school currently receives £935 per eligible child for the academic year 2018/19.

In addition to this the school receives £300 for any student who has a parent(s) in the armed forces.

PPG Funding Review 2018-2019: Click here

PPG Funding Review 2019-2020: Click here

Who can I speak to if I want to know more?

In the first instance speak to the Assistant Head of House for your child. They will be able to advise you about how to seek support within the school. Also, if you feel that there are additional ways that your child could be supported by accessing the premium then please contact them or Mr Essex, Deputy Headteacher.