The Government has introduced a new area of funding called Pupil Premium which is aimed at ensuring students from lower income families have access to educational opportunities to help them to achieve their full potential. Each year the Academy receives a sum of money for all eligible students who are registered for free school meals, in Local Authority Care or is the child of Service personnel.
The funding allows students to benefit from a free school meal each day and allows the Academy to support students in other ways including:
Child Tax Credit, providing you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HH Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
If you are receiving any of the above benefits and your child is not in receipt of free school meals, please contact the appropriate Local Authority for details on how to register and apply online:
We aim to use our Pupil Premium funding to bring lasting academic and personal benefit to those students who are on 'Free School Meals' or who are 'Looked after in care'. The way we chose to invest this additional funding reflected the advice we had received from the Department for Education and from the Sutton Trust. To view our plans for Pupil Premium spending for 2016-17, please click on the document below:
If you child is eligible for Pupil Premium then the Academy can contribute up to £40 towards the cost of uniform each year. Please contact Mrs Fish if you require any assistance with your application.