Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding given by the Government to schools in England to raise the attainment of specific groups of children that fall into the following categories:

  • Pupils who have been entitled to Free School Meals at any point over the last 6 years, due to qualifying for certain  benefits
  • Pupils who have had a parent in the armed services at any point over the last 6 years
  • Pupils that are, or have been, looked after by the local authority or are adopted

Schools are free to spend the pupil premium grant as they see fit.  However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support low-income families.

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The grant may be spent in the following ways:

  • for the purposes of the school, that is for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school
  • for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies
  • on community facilities; for example, services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated
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The grant does not have to be completely spent by the school in the financial year in which it is allocated; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

The Principal and governors will next review Burbage’s pupil premium strategy in September 2020.

All children in school are regarded as individuals and treated as special and unique. We recognise that the needs of children vary as they move through the school and we seek to meet their needs in the best way we can. It is recognised that sometimes children have particular needs that require additional support in school. Such needs will always be discussed with parents, and the school will seek to ensure there is appropriate support given to children to meet the identified need. Parents are encouraged to raise any concerns about a child’s educational or social need with their child’s class teacher at any time.

Click on the link below to see how the pupil premium grant was spent in 2018/19 and planned spending for the current school year.

Is your child entitled to Free School Meals?

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you receive  any of the following:

  • 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 Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Children, who are paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also receive  free school meals.

Even if your child does not want a school lunch or they already receive one because they are in KS1, please let the school office know so that the extra funding, which will benefit your child, can be claimed. [email protected]