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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Introduced in 2011, Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of children from families who receive certain benefits.  Pupil Premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their peers.

 

Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?

  1. Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day.

  2. Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

  3. Children whose parents receive certain benefits and are therefore entitled to free school meals.

As all children between ages 4-7 currently have free school meals (Universal Free School Meals) many parents do not realise that their child may be eligible for Pupil Premium and school may be missing out on additional funding.   

 

Is my child eligible for Pupil Premium?

If you or your partner receive any of the following benefits you can apply for Pupil Premium.

 

Qualifying benefits

  • Universal Credit – your household earned annual income must be less than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits

  • Income Support

  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income related Employment Support Allowance

  • Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guaranteed part of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit – with no Working Tax Credit and your annual household income is no more than £16,190, as assessed by the Inland Revenue

 

How Do I apply for Pupil Premium Funding?

If you think you may be eligible for Pupil Premium, please inform the school office or speak to Miss Duffy. Alternatively apply online at Liverpool City Council and get an instant decision. The local authority will inform school if your child is entitled to Pupil Premium Funding.

 

Before you apply

  • If you’re a foster parent, you cannot apply for free school meals as you already receive funding.

  • If you already receive Pupil Premium for a child and just want to add another child, contact the benefits service who will be able to check if the additional child is eligible.

  • If you get Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support, contact the benefits service who will be able to check if your child is eligible.

 

How is Pupil Premium funding used by school?

Schools can choose how to spend their Pupil Premium money, as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.  Often, all of the children in a class will reap some benefit from how the school spends its Pupil Premium.

 

What is Pupil Premium?

Introduced in 2011, Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of children from families who receive certain benefits.  Pupil Premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their peers.

 

Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?

  1. Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day.

  2. Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

  3. Children whose parents receive certain benefits and are therefore entitled to free school meals.

As all children between ages 4-7 currently have free school meals (Universal Free School Meals) many parents do not realise that their child may be eligible for Pupil Premium and school may be missing out on additional funding.   

 

Is my child eligible for Pupil Premium?

If you or your partner receive any of the following benefits you can apply for Pupil Premium.

 

Qualifying benefits

  • Universal Credit – your household earned annual income must be less than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits

  • Income Support

  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income related Employment Support Allowance

  • Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guaranteed part of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit – with no Working Tax Credit and your annual household income is no more than £16,190, as assessed by the Inland Revenue

 

How Do I apply for Pupil Premium Funding?

If you think you may be eligible for Pupil Premium, please inform the school office or speak to Miss Duffy. Alternatively apply online at Liverpool City Council and get an instant decision. The local authority will inform school if your child is entitled to Pupil Premium Funding.

 

Before you apply

  • If you’re a foster parent, you cannot apply for free school meals as you already receive funding.

  • If you already receive Pupil Premium for a child and just want to add another child, contact the benefits service who will be able to check if the additional child is eligible.

  • If you get Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support, contact the benefits service who will be able to check if your child is eligible.

 

How is Pupil Premium funding used by school?

Schools can choose how to spend their Pupil Premium money, as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.  Often, all of the children in a class will reap some benefit from how the school spends its Pupil Premium.

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020 - 2021

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2019

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018

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