PUPIL PREMIUM AND FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Extra funding is provided for schools called 'Pupil Premium'. This funding relates to children who are currently eligible for free school meals; have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years; have been, or currently are Looked After by a Local Authority or are children of someone who serves in the armed forces.
This extra money is used to -
- Improve Educational Provision/Resources
- Academic Interventions
- Wellbeing and Self-esteem Interventions
- Improve attendance
Your child might be eligible for free school meals if you access:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- 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)
- Working Tax Credit run-on
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 - £616.67 per month).
If the answer to the above is YES then your child/children may be entitled to Free School Meals.
Please ask to speak to Mrs Salerno at the school office for more information. This will be confidential.
Universal Infant Free School Meals
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a Universal Free School Meal - this is different to Pupil Premium. If you meet any of the criteria above you should register for Free School Meals as this provides additional funding for educational, social and wellbeing interventions within the school. You can still provide a packed lunch for your child, if they prefer this, the meal does not HAVE to be taken.
Reporting Pupil Premium
South View Community Primary School will publish details of the use of the Pupil Premium Grant annually. This report aims to detail information on how Pupil Premium has been used within the school. This report will detail the attainment and progress of pupils who are covered by the premium and the intervention that has been supported by the additional funding.
Reviewing Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is reviewed termly at the Governing Body Standards Committee Meeting. A written review is added to the website annually every Autumn Term.
Reporting to Parents
Parents will be able to obtain information on the pupil premium via the school’s website. This will be updated annually.
Responsibility for reporting
Mrs Henderson, Deputy Head Teacher, and Mr Quinnell, Lead Governor for Pupil Premium, are responsible for completing this report and sharing it with the Governing body and online.