The Pupil Premium is a government grant allocated to all schools, based on the number of children who have received Free School Meals in the past six years. Nationally, pupils who receive Free School Meals under perform in comparison to those children who do not and Pupil Premium funding is therefore allocated to this vulnerable group of pupils in order to close the attainment gap.
Your child may be entitled to Free School Meals, if you are entitled to receive any of the following:
Income -based Job seeker’s Allowance
Income related Employment and Support Allowance
The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit, provided you are entitled to working tax credit and have an annual income (as accessed by HM Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
Working Tax Credit ‘run –on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
If you think you are eligible for the Pupil Premium please click on the link below and complete the letter.