In 2011 the Government introduced Pupil Premium funding to schools. This is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of children who have limited income in their family homes. Once eligible, children continue to be eligible for six years, even if there is a change to the family circumstances.
Primary schools are given a pupil premium for:
- Children in Reception to Year 6 who are currently entitled to free school meals based on their family income: £1345 per pupil, per school year
- Children in Reception to Year 6 who were previously entitled to benefits-based free school meals, even if they're no longer eligible: £1345 per pupil, per school year, for six years after they stopped qualifying for free school meals
- Children in care: £2345 per pupil, per school year
- Children previously in care who have been adopted, or who have a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order: £2345 per pupil, per school year
- Children recorded as being from service families: £310 per pupil, per school year
As a result of this money, the school is able to support families by funding residential visits and school trips. If you think you might be eligible, please apply via https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/schools-and-colleges/free-school-meals/
To view a breakdown of how we will use the Pupil Premium funding please see the attached document.