Pupil Premium Report 2016-17   

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018

What is the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)?

The PPG was introduced in April 2011. It was funding from the DfE for low income families who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). The pupil premium is 'additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.'

Is my child eligible?

Your child may be eligible for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less
  • Universal credit

Please contact us in school and we will be able to tell you what you need to do to register your child as eligible.

From September 2014, all children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 qualify for free school meals, regardless of their family income, but only the children who would have qualified for free meals under the above income-based criteria will receive the pupil premium.

Head Teachers and Governors retain the freedom to respond appropriately to the circumstances of pupils in their own school.

What happens to it at Edenham School?

The number of pupils eligible for the PPG in our school is comparatively low, and the range of need amongst those who are eligible is diverse. As a result we allocate the funding by reviewing those needs on an annual basis as part of our strategic planning for curriculum, finance, Special Educational Needs and pastoral care.

Some pupils benefit from specific contributions to, for example;

- assistance with funding residential visits or school trips

- transport solutions for the short-term when families are unable to et their children to school at times of crisis

- subsidised uniform

Others benefit from contribution to, for example;

- investment in whole-class music tuition

- additional support staff leading effective learning intervention or pastoral support such as 'circle of friends'




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