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Pupil Premium Funding

What is Pupil Premium?

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 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). There is also a small amount of funding given for any pupil with a parent currently serving in the British Armed Forces and for any child 'looked after', either in foster care or in Local Authority care.

How do I know if my child is eligible for the pupil premium?

Your child may be eligible for pupil premium funding if you or your partner receive one or more of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • An income related employment and support allowance
  • Support under the VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit,provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,100

If you are not sure if you meet the above criteria our office staff are very happy to be of assistance. 

How do I apply?                                       

To apply for Free School Meals which will entitle your child to receive Pupil Premium Funding, follow this link

  hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education

If you need any help please do not hesitate to contact a member of the school office team 01923 265607.

This funding, if eligible, will be received each year that a child remains at primary school, regardless of how your circumstances may change.

How do we spend our pupil premium funding?

Primary schools are given different amounts of pupil premium funding dependent on the circumstances of pupils who attend their school. Typically, for each child from Reception to Year 6 who is entitled to Free School Meals, school receives an additional £1455 per school year. Our school leadership team choose how to spend the pupil premium funding in a way that is of the most benefit to help disadvantaged pupils meet their full potential such as to cover the cost of trips, additional tuition, attending wrap around care, funding extracurricular activities, providing resources that support pupil learning.

Please click here to view our pupil premium strategy for 2021/24, showing how we plan to use our funding to support vulnerable pupils this academic year and moving forwards.