Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Schools decide how best to spend the money to enhance the provision for pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding. A breakdown of Pupil Premium spending can be found on the school website.

Although children in Years R-2 get meals free at the present time, schools are given Pupil Premium funding for any child in a family of low income or those in receipt of some state benefits, children of service families, children adopted from care or who have left care:

State Benefits

As follows:

  • Income support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

If you think you may be eligible, please register by clicking here: https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/hants

By doing so, we will receive automatic notification on your behalf. If you do not have access to the internet please ask for an application form from the office.

Please note that all infant children are entitled to a Free School Meal under the government initiative established in September 2014. Children in Years 3-6 need to pay for school meals unless they are registered as above.

Pupil Premium Policy

Service Families

This Service Pupil Premium is provided by the Department for Education to schools in England who have children of Regular Armed Forces personnel to provide additional (mainly pastoral) support.

Schools with Service children are eligible to receive the fund but only if your children’s names appear on the roll as being a Service child. Information recorded by schools regarding Service status is protected and the data regarding individual children is not shared with anyone outside school.

Service parents with children in school are encouraged to ensure the school is made aware of their service status. If a parent is no longer currently serving but has done so in the last 3 years, then please also notify the school giving the date when service ceased.

Adopted from care/left care

Pupil Premium Funding applies to all children who:

  • have been looked after for 1 day or more
  • have been adopted from care
  • have left care under:
  • a special guardianship order
  • a residence order
  • a child arrangement order

This is a sensitive area and to maintain confidentiality we ask parents to contact the headteacher via the school office or by email adminoffice@whitchurch.hants.sch.uk if this applies to their family.

If you have any further questions regarding Pupil Premium Funding you may find the following website useful:

https://www.gov.uk/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings

Alternatively, please feel free to contact me via the school office.

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