PPG Lead: Lauren Mackenzie
PPG Governance partner: Matt Bushell
Wainscott Primary School Pupil Premium Grant
What is Pupil Premium Grant funding?
The 'Pupil Premium' is direct government funding for schools designed to ensure that all pupils make the best possible progress whilst in school, regardless of their socio-economic background. A sum of money (£1,345) is given to the school for each pupil on role who is currently or who has ever been in receipt of means tested 'Free School Meals' (as opposed to the Universal Infant Free School Meals), this is also known as Ever 6 funding.
There is also funding given for any child looked after, either in foster care or in Local Authority care pupil, as well as any child post looked after, either adopted, in special guardianship or with a residence order. This is a sum of £2,345 and held by Virtual Schools for children looked after and the school for post looked after.
There is a small sum of £310 for any child with a parent currently serving in the British Armed Forces.
While all children in our EYFS and KS1 receive Universal Infant Free School Meals, your children could benefit in other ways if an application for PPG is applied for.
- Extra small-group support for children within the classroom.
- Additional staff to support with targeted interventions.
- Paying for additional help such as speech and language therapy or family therapy.
- Investing in resources that boost children's learning, such as laptops or tablets.
- Providing extra group activities for able children.
- Counselling to support emotional health and wellbeing
How do I know if my child is eligible for the pupil premium for free school meals?
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 (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 - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child may 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
- In full-time education
If you think that your child may be eligible to qualify for pupil premium funding please apply for the Pupil Premium Grant by completing the Free School Meals application using the link:
This funding, if eligible, will be received each year that they remain at primary school, regardless of how your circumstances may change.