What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is Government money designed to help pupils who are registered to receive (or have been registered in the last 6 years) Free School Meals or fit into a category of ‘disadvantage’ as identified by the government that currently includes those who have entered the school with low prior attainment (Year 7 catch up funding), adopted and looked after children.
How does the school use this funding?
The school must assess how it best sees fit to support individual pupils. In 2015-16 the school will focus the use of these resources upon supporting academic attainment through tutoring, training and supporting additional study opportunities..
Am I eligible? How can I apply for free school meals for my child?
You may be eligible to claim Free School Meals for your child/ward if you receive any 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.
You are not eligible if you receive any amount of Working Tax Credit.
If you would like further information about claiming free school meals please contact Mrs Went, Office Manager on 01268 743884.
Alternatively you can find details about applying for free school meals on the Essex County Council website at:
In line with our single equality policy, it is our aim to reduce the ‘gap’ between our pupil premium students and non-pupil premium students (‘other’) nationally. This is formulated in three key aims:
To develop attendance of pupil premium students so that is at least in line with pupil premium students nationally and work to towards the level of national average for ‘other’ students.
To seek to minimise exclusions of pupil premium students so that is at least in line with pupil premium students nationally and to work towards the level of national average for ‘other’ students.
To develop the examination performance of pupil premium students so that is at least in line with pupil premium students nationally and to work towards the level of national average for ‘other’ students.
In seeking to ‘narrow the gap’ with examination performance, the school is seeking first to ensure that value added and progress move into line and then beyond the national average for ‘other’ students, and then seek to do the same with attainment.
For details of how Pupil Premium Funding has been spent, please see the documents below: