Pupil Premium Grant
Pupil premium is an additional amount of money allocated to schools by the Government to provide support for children who qualify. Pupil premium is determined by the number of children eligible for free school meals (whether the meals are taken or not) currently or within the last six years. We therefore urge you to apply if you feel you meet the criteria below. Even if you do not wish to take up the Free School Meal or your child is receiving a meal each day as they are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 please apply as this money makes a significant impact on the school’s budget.
Free School Meals can be awarded if you or your partner are claiming any of the following;
- Income Support Job Seekers Allowance – Income Based
- Employment and Support Allowance - Income Related
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190.
**Note: Children are eligible for Free School Meals for a four week period immediately after the parent/carer becomes unemployed, or reduces their hours to less than 16 hours a week, but is still in receipt of Working Tax Credit. You will need to be able to produce a copy of your Tax Credit Decision Notice to claim under these criteria.
If you feel that your child may be eligible for free school meals, please contact Mrs. Freaney in the office or call the Free School Meals Team on 01905 766182.
As well as providing an additional sum of money for children that are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible within the last six years, the grant also provides money for children whose parent(s) are in the armed forces and children that are in care. The government states that this money is provided:
- for the purposes of the school: i.e. for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school
- for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies
- on community facilities: e.g. services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated.
The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.
At Broadway First School we use the Pupil Premium Funding to further assist the development of the whole child – including pastoral support, academic achievement and ensuring provision for extra-curricular activities. Each year we publish a report explaining how have spent the previous year’s money and it's impact. We also publish a plan for the following year’s expenditure.