The Pupil Premium (PP) is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children. Pupil Premium provides schools with funding to to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment in schools.
Schools are given a pupil premium for:
- Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years.
- Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day.
- Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
FREE SCHOOL MEAL ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL CHILDREN FROM F1 TO YEAR 6
Children may qualify for free school meals if they attend a Nottinghamshire County Council School and the parent/carer receives one of the following benefits:
- Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after the person stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
If your child is entitled to ‘free school meals’ (as we used to call them), in other words if you are a low income family, it is still absolutely crucial that you apply for this. Your child does not have to have a school meal if you prefer them to have a packed lunch but if they are on our Free School Meals register, then they qualify for all sorts of other benefits throughout the year, including free milk, discount on trips and after school clubs and subsidised/free music tuition.
When a child is on our Free School Meals register, the school receives extra money which we can then spend on education and enrichment. This extra money is called the Pupil Premium and its purpose is to ensure that children from low income families are not at a financial disadvantage during their education as a result of home circumstances.
REGISTERING FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS
You can register for free school meals online (Register online.) The information needed to register includes:
- personal details (including national insurance number and date of birth) for the parent/carer
- child’s details in full including their date of birth and the school they attend.
If eligible for free school meals, the start date will normally be within two working days of parents contacting us and entitlement being verified. We will also write to confirm the date the child’s free school meals and milk will start.
Children transferring between Nottinghamshire schools do not need to reapply. Children will continue to receive free school meals and milk while parents are receiving the qualifying benefit or until the end of transitional protection (31 March 2022).
If parents are unable to apply online they should contact us on 0300 500 80 80
PUPIL PREMIUM AT HIGH OAKHAM
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
The Pupil Premium (PP) is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children. Pupil Premium provides schools with funding to challenge underachievement by setting up additional support for our most vulnerable children. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment in schools.
Termly reviews are undertaken as to the effectiveness of the Pupil Premium Strategy and are reported to the Full Governing Body.