Letters Home w/c 2nd October
2nd October 2023
The Pupil Premium Grant is an amount of money that schools are given to support children from lower income families. Once a year we provide the department for education with information that we hold about our pupils in a census return. This information is used to determine the amount of additional funding we receive for specific pupils, and we then ensure the money is spent on those same pupils over the course of the school year. This money helps us to raise pupil achievement by ensuring that the best support is in place for maximising progress across the curriculum and contributes to wider learning opportunities including communication, social interaction and independence. It ensures that disadvantaged pupils receive all the support they need to make outstanding progress as a result of a truly individualised curriculum and learning journey
Parents can apply for this money by registering their children for free school meals, if they receive any of the following:
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
- 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 state Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
Children who are confirmed as eligible for Free School Meals are automatically registered for the Pupil Premium Grant. Children remain registered for Pupil Premium for six years after they no longer qualify for Free School Meals.
You can use the form below or apply on line at https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/schools-and-colleges/free-school-meals/#how-to-apply