Pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Is your child entitled to Pupil Premium?
All children who are in reception, year 1 or year 2 are offered a free school lunch as part of the Government’s Universal Infant Free School meal initiative. Children in years 3 to 6 are also offered a free school lunch if their parent is receiving certain benefits.
Registering could raise money to support your child’s education - your child doesn’t have to have a school lunch.
Registering for free meals even if your child is in reception, year 1 or year 2 could raise an extra £1,320 for your child’s education and could fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities.
This additional money is available from the government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the welfare benefits listed below. It is therefore important to sign up for free school meals, even if your child is in reception, year 1 or year 2, so that your child receives as much funding as possible.
Do you qualify?
You can get Pupil Premium if you receive one of the benefits below:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an income income that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone receive for a further weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
How to claim ?
- Checking whether you qualify and registering is really quick and easy – do it online by clicking the link then New Application - Start.
- If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal (saving you more than £350 a year) and the school gets extra money to help your child.
- If you don’t want your child to have a free school meal they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify, and are registered, the school still gets the extra money.
- You only need to complete this form once and it will last for the duration of your child’s time at their current school.
If you have any queries or need some more information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 0161 338 4854.
Pupil Premium Strategy
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” Source - DfE website
At Arlies Primary School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our pupils and we believe that all pupils should have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and succeed through strong academic support, social and emotional support and the enhancement of life experiences. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.