Pupil Premium is a government funding which schools can apply for to support particular individual children with their education. Meadowside Primary School can apply for up to £1300 per eligible child in 2015-2016 as long as the pupil is entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) and we must spend this funding on that child.
Our aim is to fully maximise this opportunity and make sure each eligible child has this extra funding and that it is used to make a difference to their progress. The school has decided that it would be best to support the child from two angles; academic support and social support. We will do this by investing the majority of the pupil premium into direct learning support such as TA support and small group tutoring, however we understand that children could also benefit from support with non teaching activities such as help with uniform costs, breakfast clubs and school trips. Therefore, parents may choose how best to spend a parental portion of the funding. For example some parents would like to spend it on music lessons whilst others may prefer to use it for uniform and school shoes. Let us reassure you that all this is treated confidentially in school.
Do you claim one of these benefits?
- Income support
- Employment & Support Allowance—Income related only
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (Not Contribution Based JSA)
- Child Tax Credit only (with a combined family income of less than £16,190 per annum as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs)
- National Asylum Seekers Support (NASS)
- Guaranteed Element of Pension Tax Credit.
If so, you could be entitled to some additional support which we can use with you to help your child to do their best at school. Please contact the office.
Please note anyone receiving Working Tax Credits, regardless of Income, will NOT qualify for Pupil Premium.