What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Financial year 2020-2021
In the 2020 to 2021 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
£1,345 for pupils in Reception year to Year 6
Schools will also receive £2,345 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £2,345 rate.
Please click here to be directed to the following website: Pupil Premium Information for Schools
Is my child eligible for Free School Meals?
All children at Key Stage 1 access a free lunch through the government's Universal Free School Meals Scheme.
This is different and separate from Pupil Premium Free School Meals (PPFSM), which provides funding for their education as well as free meals. Your child may be entitled to PPFSM if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit Only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
- National Asylum Seekers Support
- Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
- Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
- Universal Credit (income dependant)
Ofsted’s school inspections report on the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils who attract the pupil premium. The Ofsted inspection framework and handbook are available for reference.
Please see the attached Pupil Premium Strategy to find out how pupil premium funding is spent, and its impact, at Crawford.