In April 2011 the government introduced the pupil premium which is additional funding for schools aimed at raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities with the aim of closing the gap between them and their peers. It is paid by means of a specific grant based on the school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years in Reception and up to Year 11.
For the academic year 2018/19 the school's projected amount of pupil premium funding is £51,715.
This is made up of:-
- £1320 for eligible pupils in reception to year 6
- £935 for eligible pupils in year 7 to 11
- £300 for service children
In addition the school will also receive £1900 for any pupil identified in the January census:-
- as having left local authority care as the result of adoption, a special guardianship order or a child arrangement order
- in local authority care
- recorded as both eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years and as being looked after.
Please click here to access the Department for Education information about the pupil premium.
Pupil Premium spending
Please click on the link opposite to view our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018-2019 and a review of our pupil premium spending for 2017-18.
Is your child entitled to free school meals?
If your child is eligible for free school meals and is not registered then your family is missing out and so is the school.
From 1 April 2018, the Government are introducing new regulations for people claiming free school meals who receive universal credit.
The changes mean that if your new annual earnings are more than £7,400 you will not be eligible to receive free school meals. Any pupil eligible for free school meals before 1 April 2108 when the earned income threshold is introduced will retain their eligibility until the end of universal credit roll-out which is March 2022.
Your child(ren) will be entitled to free school meals if you as the parent are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
- Income Support
- Universal Credit
- Child Tax Credit (but NOT receiving Working Tax Credit) – provided your annual income, assessed by the Inland Revenue, does not exceed £16,190 (Please note: this amount is subject to change in April every year)
- Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)
- Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council has made the process for registering for this benefit much easier and they can be contacted online here, by telephone on 01482 394799 or in person by visiting one of the regional customer service centres.