A school receives Pupil Premium funding for children (Reception to year 6) or young people eligible for free school meals (or have been in the past 6 years), for children who have been, Looked After and for children from Service families.
The aim of this funding is to reduce the current underlying inequalities between these children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The funds allocated must impact on these learners.
Parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
Reception and Year 1 and 2 children are still eligible for this funding even though they automatically receive a free school meal under the Universal Infant Free School Meal initiative. Therefore if you meet the criteria for free school meals it is important that these are applied for as it brings in additional funding to the school. Please fill in the application form attached below.
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guarantee element of Pension Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
At Bolney CEP School
We receive a very small amount of this funding and use it to help address the key barriers to learning which we believe, can both restrict pupils' opportunities to access the wider world and adversely affect their future life chances.
The three broad, but key learning barriers, which could disadvantage pupils at our school are their:
- Oracy and literacy skills;
- Numeracy skills and;
- Personal, inter-personal and social skills (including behaviour)
The school uses the Pupil Premium funding to fund support and interventions designed to improve students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in these areas, thus improving performance.
For further information on free school meals for any child in our school, if in receipt of any of the below, please apply ONLINE using the this link.