Since April 2011, the Government has allocated money to schools to support children from lower income families in order to raise the attainment of these children and ensure that they can fully access all that school has to offer. This funding is called the ‘Pupil Premium Grant’ or ‘PPG’.
Is my child eligible?
You can register your child for Free School Meals and access to the Pupil Premium Grant if you receive any of these benefits:
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190 without Working Tax Credit (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs)
If your child is in Reception and Key Stage 1, they will already receive free school meals but may be entitled to Pupil Premium Funding if the above criteria apply.
The following children are also eligible to receive PPG:
Looked After Children (Children in Care)
Children who have left Local Authority care because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangement order or a residence order
Children of Armed Services personnel
The school receives only one allocation of funding per pupil even if more than one criteria applies to that pupil.
School can claim additional funds from central Government for every child in any year group whose Parent/Carer is in receipt certain welfare benefits. Please visit: Gov UK Free School Meals where the eligibility criteria is listed.
To make an application please visit: this website
How does school use the funding?
The following documents detail how we have used, or how we intend to use, our PPG funding.
Department for Education - Articles and advice for children and young people.