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About Us | Pupil Premium

What is it?

The Pupil Premium Grant is funding allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help support those students from low income families to ensure that they make progress at an equal rate to their peers.

Is my child entitled to Free School Meals?

To be eligible you must be receiving one of the following:

  • Income support or income-based Job Seekers Allowance;
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of less than £16,190
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Further information can be found at:

http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Pupil-Parent-Support/Pages/Healthy-Living-School-Meals.aspx

The relevant forms to apply can be found at:

https://forms.essex.gov.uk/default.aspx/RenderForm/?F.Name=ezuYezDPCbJ&HideAll=1

How much money does the school receive?

The school currently receives £935 per eligible child for the academic year 2017/18.

In addition to this the school receives £300 for any student who has a parent(s) in the armed forces.

How was the money spent?

A copy of the schools Impact Analysis of the academic year 2016/17 can be found here.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017/2018

A copy of the schools Pupil Premium Strategy for the academic year 2017/18 can be found here.

Who can I speak to if I want to know more?

In the first instance speak to the Assistant Head of House for your child. They will be able to advise you about how to seek support within the school. Also, if you feel that there are additional ways that your child could be supported by accessing the premium then please contact them or Mr Essex, Deputy Headteacher.