Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low income families. It is intended to enable schools to provide targeted support to help children reach their full potential.
Funding is allocated for children who are Looked after by the Local Authority (CLA) and for every child who is registered for Free School Meals.
Who is eligible for Free School Meals?
Children can have Free School Meals if their parents receive any of the following:
• Income Support
• Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
• Income Related Employment and
Support Allowance (ESA)
• Support under part VI of the Immigrations and Asylum Act 1999
• Child Tax Credit provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that doesn’t exceed £16,190
• The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
Therefore, it is really important to make sure all children who qualify are registered for Free School Meals even if you choose to send a packed lunch for them.
Please ask us if you think you may be entitled!
How can you register for Free School Meals?
To register for Free School Meals you need to complete an Education Benefit form. You can access this by:
• Asking for a form at the school office
• Visiting www.salford.gov.uk
• Asking for a form at the job centre
How will schools spend Pupil Premium?
Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium in a way they think will best support the raising of
attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. Schools are required to report to parents how they have spent the money allocated.
It is important to remember that not all children who are allocated Pupil Premium will receive support at the same time.
Objectives in spending PPG:
• To ensure that all disadvantaged KS1 pupils are given the necessary tools to be successful readers, writers and spellers.
• To provide effective pastoral support for all vulnerable pupils.
• To support specific pupils in their transition to secondary school by maximising their chances of attaining age related expectations at the end of KS2.
• To provide low income families with additional funding to support the access of residential trips, school trips, out of hours and professional tuition opportunities for pupils to raise self-esteem and broaden experiences.
•To ensure EYFS pupils are successful in all areas of learning.