The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. It was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. Looked after children and those of service personnel also attract funding.
Schools are free to spend this additional money in whichever way they think will best improve outcomes for these groups of children. Greens Norton CE School regularly assesses the needs of these pupils, and provides support both academically and pastorally where appropriate.
We are required to publish how this money is spent in our school and the impact it has had. Please click on the link below to read more about how we spend Pupil Premium money at Greens Norton.
Catch Up Premium
During the 2020/21 pandemic, children could not attend school for significant periods of time. The government has provided funding for schools to support children to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.
While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.
Click this link to read our Catch Up Premium Strategy Sept 2020
Free School Meals
Who is elgible for Free School Meals?
Under the government's Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme, all children in schools up to the end of Year 2 can have a free school lunch. However, it is important that any child who is eligible for Free School Meals anyway is registered as such immediately so that the school does not miss out on crucial additional funding.
You can apply for free school meals if you receive any 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
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guarantee element of Pension Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
Click here to check your eligibility
Click here if you think you may be eligible and would like the school to register your child.
Click here to read a letter from the Headteacher explaining more about Free School Meals and the money it brings into school.