The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.
Who is eligible?
Any child in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM)
Any child who has previously received FSM in the last 6 years
Any child who is in care or have been “looked after” for more than 6 months
How to apply for Pupil Premium Grant/Free School Meals Eligibility
This criteria for eligibility is where parents/guardians are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:
Income-based Job Seekers' Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
the Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit. All Universal Credit claimants are currently eligible for education benefits’
If you think that your income is low and you receive any of the benefits listed above then click here: https://www3.hants.gov.uk/hc3s/freeschoolmeals.htm
How can Pupil Premium be spent?
Headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium to meet the particular needs of their disadvantaged pupils, and will also be held accountable for the difference it makes.
At Romsey Primary School & Nursery, we monitor the progress and attainment of all children along with particular groups so that we can adjust our curriculum and provision to raise standards.