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Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England.
Information can be found here: Pupil premium - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Are you eligible for Pupil Premium?
Free Schools Meals and Pupil Premium Information
Currently, pupils in Years 1 and 2 as well as Reception children all receive free school meals, these are paid by government funding. This provision is called Universal Infant Free School Meals or UIFSM.
In addition to this funding, parents in low income families or those that are unemployed can also apply for Pupil Premium funding so that their children can receive free school meals in subsequent school years (Year 3 and onwards). Pupil Premium funding can also give children access to some discounted educational trips and events throughout their school years.
Please read on to find out how to check if you are eligible and if so, how to apply for this financial support.
The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.
If you qualify, your child/children can receive free school meals or curriculum enrichment opportunities such as learning to play a musical instrument. If you are registered for Pupil Premium you may also get help with the cost of educational and residential trips.
For every child registered, Hilperton C of E Primary School gets £1,455 per year. This additional funding allows us to provide an even better education for your child through the purchase of additional resources or staff to support learning.
Are you eligible?
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you receive any of these benefits:
Please note you are not eligible if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit.
How to apply:
No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
The Government decided that it is up to schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. It is a statutory requirement that schools publish summary information on how the Pupil Premium Grant has been utilised.
At Hilperton C of E Primary School, we have looked closely at the needs of the pupils who receive Pupil Premium, in an effort to provide the right kind of support. We aim to make the best use of the Pupil Premium by tailoring it to the needs of our pupils.
Please see our annual reports below, which demonstrates how we allocate this funding to have the most impact on the children's learning.