Pupil Premium and Free School Meals
The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM). A smaller amount is also allocated according to the number of children of service families and there is an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for six months or more. The funding is extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the past six years.
If you think that you may qualify for Free School Meals, you can either telephone 01623 433009, or follow this link to Nottinghamshire County Council online. The criteria is that you receive one of the following benefits:
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to working tax credit and have an annual incomce (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exeed £16,190
- Income Support
- income based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
- income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- income based and contributions based JSA and ESA on an equal basis
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- guarantee element of state pension credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after the person stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - during the initial roll-out of the benefit.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils who are their responsibility. The attached documents detail how we have spent pupil premium money recently.