Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)
What is it?
The Pupil Premium Grant is funding allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help support those students from low income families to ensure that they make progress at an equal rate to their peers.
Is my child entitled to Free School Meals?
To be eligible you must be receiving one of the following:
- Income support or income-based Job Seekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of less than £16,190
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit, with a household income of £7,400 or less (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
You may also qualify for free school meals for your child if:
- you are an asylum seeker
- your only or main income is one of the benefits listed
How much money does the school receive?
The school currently receives £985 per eligible child for the academic year 2023/24.
In addition to this the school receives £320 for any student who has a parent(s) in the armed forces.
Who can I speak to if I want to know more?
In the first instance speak to the Assistant Head of Year for your child. They will be able to advise you about how to seek support within the school. Also if you feel that there are additional ways that your child could be supported by accessing the premium then please contact them or Miss Doherty, Assistant Headteacher.