Pupil Premium – A Brief Explanation
We’d like to make all of our families aware that if you earn what the government terms ‘a low income’ your child qualifies for Pupil Premium financial support. Pupils do not have to take our meals as free school meals if they don’t want to but, if they are on our Pupil Premium Register, then they qualify for all sorts of other financial benefits throughout the year.
When a pupil is on our Pupil Premium Register, the school receives extra money for that pupil which must be spent only on the education of pupils who qualify for the Pupil Premium. The purpose of this extra money is to ensure that children from ‘low income’ families are not at a financial disadvantage during their education as a result of the family’s financial circumstances.
If you’d like further information, or would like to apply for Pupil Premium, Mrs Margetts in the office will be only too happy to talk to you or help you fill out the form.
Everybody wins when children eligible for Pupil Premium are registered for this additional funding. This helps parents financially in terms of free school meals, and the school receives extra government money to spend on our Pupil Premium pupils. Most of all, your children win as they don’t miss out because of financial considerations. In fact, even if your circumstances change and you are no longer eligible, your child and the school continue to benefit for a further 6 years after you cease to qualify. So if you think you may be eligible, do apply. You have nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain!
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 (as assessed by HM Revenue & 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.