In 2011-2012 the Government launched its Pupil Premium Funding. This money is sent to schools based on the number of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and Looked After Children, from 2012-2013 it was increased to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years and children of service personnel.
Although schools are free to spend Pupil Premium as they see fit, they are required by the Government to publish information on how we use this money. Please see attached for information on the planned expenditure and impact during specific academic years.
This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
Allocation per child: Free School Meals £1320 including FSM at any point in the last 6 years, Forces £300 and Adopted/Looked After £2300
Free School Meals
Your child may be eligible for income related free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Universal Credit with no earned income or with net monthly earnings less than £616.67
- Income Support
- Income based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income related Employment Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit - as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
To apply contact Cheshire East Council free school meals team on 0300 123 5012 or apply online www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/free_school_meals.aspx
To apply online or contact the free school meals team on 0300 123 5012
If your child qualifies for free school meals, it’s important that you let us know – even if they take a packed lunch – as this enables us to claim pupil premium.
From September 2014, all children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 qualified for Universal Free School Meals, regardless of their family income, but only the children who would have qualified for free meals under the above income-based criteria will receive the pupil premium.
Review date - July 2022
Reporting It will be the responsibility of the Principal, or a delegated member of staff to produce regular reports to the governing body.