St. Boniface R.C. Primary School

Together we learn, grow and play with Jesus by our side

"Disadvantaged pupils make good progress because of well-targeted use of pupil premium funding."  Ofsted July 2016

WHAT IS PUPIL PREMIUM?

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low income families. It is intended to enable schools to provide targeted support to help children reach their full potential.

 

Funding is allocated for children who are Looked After by the Local Authority (LAC) or have been previously looked after, children whose parents are in the armed forces and for every child who is registered for Free School Meals.

 

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS?

Children can have Free School Meals if their parents receive any of the following:

 

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigrations and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that doesn’t exceed £16,190
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit

 

Therefore, it is really important to make sure all children who qualify are registered for Free School Meals even if you choose to send a packed lunch for them.

Please ask us if you think you may be entitled!

 

HOW WILL SCHOOLS SPEND PUPIL PREMIUM?

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. Schools will be required to report to parents how they have spent the money allocated.  It is important to remember that not all children who are allocated Pupil Premium will receive support at the same time.

Find out about the Pupil Premium Grant here 

2017-2018 academic year

2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

"There is no difference in the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and others in the school" 

Ofsted July 2016