What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2011, as additional funding for pupils who received Free School Meals and who are Looked After Children. This is because the DfE have recognised that good education is the key to improving young people’s life chances. This is particularly true for children from low-income families, or who are Looked After Children, who are far less likely to leave schools with good GCSE results than other children. The Pupil Premium, using additional resources from outside the School’s Budget, is intended to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. The DfE have stated that schools have the right to spend this funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of pupil needs.
Service Pupil Premium (SPP)
SPP is extra funding for schools to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces.
Pupils attract the SPP if they meet one of the following criteria:
- one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces (including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve)
- one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
- they have been registered as a ‘service child’ on the January school census at any point since 2016.
Pupil Premium at Tattershall Primary School
We believe in inspiring and engaging pupils through a rich and varied curriculum. We strive for excellent achievement for all our pupils. Our pastoral care and rigorous monitoring and tracking of all pupils helps us to identify any pupils who are at risk of not making sufficient progress and have helped us to plan and implement good intervention strategies. We take an individualised approach to Pupil Premium spending as different pupils benefit from varying approaches and enrichments. We place importance on the well-being of pupils; the stronger their personal, social and emotional development is, the more likely they are to be able to learn well and achieve academically. Therefore, our belief in enabling opportunities in a wide range of experiences such as music lessons, the arts and sporting opportunities are integral to opportunity and entitlement. All children in Years R, 1 and 2 have a free school lunch, and if your child is eligible for the Pupil Premium they will continue to receive free school meals into Year 3 and beyond.
Documents below include a Pupil Premium strategy document which sets out expenditure for this academic year and the evidence base used in making these decisions.
How can parents and carers contribute to the success of the Pupil Premium scheme?
Parent support and involvement is a key factor in raising standards. If you would like help or advice in supporting your child please speak to your child's class teacher. We strongly urge all parents and carers to attend our Parent Workshops over the year, as these will provide vital information regarding how to support your child at home.
If you are unsure as to whether your child is entitled to the Pupil Premium, it is worth registering them to find out. If successful, it will have a direct impact on the funding the school receives and we will maximise the support we can provide.
Parents can register their child for the Pupil Premium if they are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- Universal Credit - your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of state Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Parents / carers can apply here:
If you would like support with applying please speak to Miss Wood, our Headteacher, who is out on the gate each day.
For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium