The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.
The categories of pupil who attract this funding are:
- Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or who have been eligible at some time in the past 6 years (FSM)
- Pupils whose parents are in the armed services (Service)
- Looked after children (LAC)
- Children who have been adopted from care (Post LAC)
How do parents register their child’s entitlement for Pupil Premium funding?
It is important to notify the school if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding. Please contact the School Administrator, Claire Kingston to find out more about registering your child for the Pupil Premium funding. This information will be held confidentially by the school.
If you think you may be eligible for free school meals due to low family income or being in receipt of benefits, you must apply to South Gloucestershire Council. Please collect an application form from the school office or speak to a member of the office staff for more information. Alternatively, please go directly to the South Gloucestershire website:
Since September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a free school meal. However, you will need to apply for free school meals in order for the school to claim the pupil premium for your child.
Pupils with a parent currently servicing in the armed services and supporting their family, pupils who have a parent who died in action and pupils whose parents have left the service since April 2011 for other reasons, including injury are all eligible for the pupil premium. Parents should notify the school of their eligibility on the Confidential Contact Form (completed at the start of each academic year) by indicating that they are part of a forces family.
For pupils who have been adopted from care, you will need to inform the school about your child and provide supporting evidence (eg show the original Adoption Court Order) in order for the school to claim the pupil premium.