The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011. The funding, received as an
addition sum to the general annual grant (calculated using the total number of children
on roll), is based on school census figures for the following children:
- Those eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past six years
- Those who have been adopted, or have a special guardianship,residence or child arrangements order in place
- Those recorded as a service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence
The Department for Education (DfE) states clearly that the PPG must be used to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. The DfE also states that the PPG may be spent in the following ways:
- for the purposes of the school i.e. 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 e.g. 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
The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year it is paid;some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.
Eligibility for Free School Meals:
A parent may wish to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals, they can do this and apply online
Should you have any queries with this process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org call Customer Services at Swindon Direct on 01793 445500.
You will need to enter your name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number. In addition, you will need to provide your child's name, date of birth and identify the school they are attending.
Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they 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
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.
Pupil Premium at Colebrook Junior School
At Colebrook Junior School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children and we believe that every child should be given the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
We believe that our STAR qualities support this commitment...
Our pupil premium money is used to provide a range of additional support both academically, socially and emotionally.
Through targeted interventions we are working hard to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. One of the schools aims is to ensure that all groups of pupils make good progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school.
To monitor progress on attainment, new measures have been included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. At Colebrook Junior School the assessment cycle, data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. There are some pupils who are not eligible for PP who will benefit from these groups if their needs are similar and we believe progress can be made towards individual targets.
We will ensure that all pupils are treated equally and as favourably as others.
Please click here for details of funding and how we will be using the additional funding for this academic year.