Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

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What is Pupil Premium?
 
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings: to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.  From 2012-2013 this will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
 
Who is entitled to Pupil Premium?
Families who are in receipt of any of the following benefits would be entitled to free school meals for their children.
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190;provided they are not receiving Working Tax Credit
  • The ‘Guaranteed’ element of the State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit
 
Please note: people receiving Working Tax Credit, regardless of their income level, do not qualify. People in receipt of Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ (the payment someone can get for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) will be entitled to Free School Meals for their children for this period.
 
What are the benefits of Pupil Premium?
The benefits of children getting a free and nutritionally balanced meal are well documented, but did you know that children who qualify for Free School Meals may also get help with the following:
  • Help with the cost of Education visits.
  • Help with council run music lessons at school.
  • Extra funding to support them at school. This funding is known as the Pupil Premium.
  • May receive help towards the cost of school uniform.
 
Our school will get £1,300 this year for every child registered for Free School Meals
 
How can schools use the Pupil Premium?
 Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012 we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.

Click on the link below to see how we are spending the pupil premium money in 2015/6 and what the intended impacts are:

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