The Pupil Premium (PP) provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families.
Who is eligible?
Children who are eligible include: ·Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years ·Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months ·Children of armed services personnel.
· From September 2015 schools will receive £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. ·Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following: adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order. ·Finally £300 goes to students whose parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD.
Pupil Premium spending is monitored closely with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent.
Pupil Premium at Buckingham Primary School
Currently 15.2% of students at Buckingham Primary School (F2 – Y6) are eligible for the Pupil Premium (September 2017)
Total Pupil Premium funding received by Buckingham Primary School for April 2017: £109,600.00
The current profile of the pupil premium group (September 2017) is as follows: Key Stage 2: 56 pupils Key Stage 1: 10 pupils Early Years Foundation Stage: Reception 4 pupils, (Nursery 3 pupils)
National Data published by the DfE from the Education Funding Agency (published March 2015) based upon January 2015 school census information indicates how the percentage of BPS children eligible for PP compares with the Local Authority and National figures.
Percentage of Primary pupils eligible for the Deprivation Pupil Premium
At Buckingham Primary School we pride out selves on utilising the Pupil Premium to support our students on an individual, needs-led basis.
How do you apply for Free School Meals / Pupil Premium?
As parents / guardians if you receive benefits such as those listed below, your child may be entitled to PP. ·Income Support ·Income-based Jobseekers Allowance ·Income-related Employment and Support Allowance ·Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 ·the guarantee element of State Pension Credit ·Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190 ·Working Tax Credit run-on ·Universal Credit. If you think that your child may be entitled to Pupil Premium then please complete a free school meal application form (available from Mrs Anderson in the school office).
It is vital that the application form is completed, even if your child is entitled to universal KS1 school meals, to allow the additional funding to be released to the school.