St. Boniface R.C. Primary School

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

The large number of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and those who are disadvantaged, have their needs met successfully." OFSTED (June 2021)

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 

2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

2019-2021 ACADEMIC YEARS (Extended due to Covid)

Pupils have benefitted from lots of extra activities to help them with their mental health and well-being." OFSTED (June 2021)