What is pupil premium?
Pupil premium is additional funding given to schools on an annual basis, in addition to the main school funding. The funding is based on the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or who have been eligible for FSM in the past 6 years. Funding for these pupils is currently £1445 per pupil. Schools will also receive £2300 for any child defined as looked after or adopted from care and £300 for children whose parent is a member of the armed forces.
“It is for the schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools…is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils within their responsibilities.” (DFE website)
Brisbane Park Infant School
The staff and Governors of Brisbane Park Infant School are committed to ensuring that all children achieve their potential and make the most possible progress. We have agreed that this grant should support all vulnerable and/or disadvantaged children, in addition to those in receipt of the pupil premium grant. The intention is that in making appropriate provision for these children we will narrow the attainment gap and aim to eventually close it. There are many factors that can affect children’s learning including:
- Lack of emotional resilience
- Parental support
- Children’s readiness for school
- Regression over the holiday
- Parental difficulties with behaviour
- Targeted intervention for specific groups of children
- Increased STA support
- Subsidised enrichment and enhancement activities enabling more activities throughout the year
- Providing nurture groups to support children with emotional resilience
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities through intervention groups
- Provide transport to improve punctuality and attendance
- Subsidised breakfast club, improve ‘readiness to learn’
Progress of all children is monitored on a termly basis by the SMT. Termly meetings are held with class teachers to discuss progress and to identify any children where sufficient progress is not being made and appropriate actions that are needed. This information is shared during Governors’ meetings.
Do you qualify?
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less
- 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
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