‘We know a good education is the key to improving young people’s life chances, to enable them to progress into adulthood with the skills and confidence for success. The Pupil Premium will provide schools with the resources with which to address inequalities in the system and raise the attainment of those pupils from low income families’. (DfE)
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Click here to view the latest information from the DfE regarding Pupil Premium funding.
Funding - Financial Year 2017 - 2018
In the 2017 - 2018 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free schools meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,320 for pupils in Reception year to Year 6
Schools will also receive £1,320 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following reaons:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order.
Schools will also receive £300 for each pupil who is recorded as Ever 6 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
THE PUPIL PREMIUM at Ramsgate Arts Primary School
At Ramsgate Arts Primary School, the Pupil Premium allocation is £22,441.00 (2017-18) and it is used strategically to ensure maximum impact on attainment.
Is your child eligible for Free School Meals?
Your child might 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 (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
· Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
· Universal Credit
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child might also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both: younger than the compulsory age for starting school and in full-time education.
Infant free school meals in England
Your child will be able to get free school meals if they are in:
· Reception class
· Year 1
· Year 2
Here is the link to Kent's website to apply for Free School Meals: http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals.
Please speak to Mary Brown in the school office if you require any assistance with your application. T: 01843 582847