The Pupil Premium was first introduced in April 2011, and is a specific grant aimed at pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and children that have been in receipt of FSM within the last six years.(Ever 6). Funding has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces and those that are Looked After. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils. Pupil Premium is aimed at children from Reception to Year 11.
If you believe that your child is entitled to Free School Meals, but you are not currently claiming them, WE WOULD ASK YOU TO CLAIM as the school will not be given Pupil Premium funding for your child nor will you be eligible for discounted enrichment activities.
Cheshire East awards free school meals to families that receive the qualifying incomes as follows, and whose children attend a Cheshire East school: Income support (IS); Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA); Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(IR); support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190; The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit. If you have recently become unemployed or have reduced your working hours and have been granted the four week working tax credits run on, then you may be entitled to free school meals. Please call 0300 123 5012 for advice.
At Little Bollington we monitor the progress and attainment of those in receipt of Pupil Premium very closely, as we do with all pupils, to ensure they make the best progress possible and achieve the highest standard they can.