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.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit - more information on eligibility here
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - more information here
There is further info on eligibility on the gov.uk website
If you feel that your child may be eligible for free school meals, please contact Mrs. Godber in the office or call the Free School Meals Team on 01905 845280 or view the info on the Worcestershire Children First website
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.
Read our review of 2021-22 spending and future plan
Review of 2020-21 spending
Read our plan for 2020-21
Governments policy paper on Pupil Premium
Effective use and accountability - how school leaders can manage their funding