The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Year 11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. From April 2012, the coverage of the premium was widened to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as “Ever 6”). From April 2014, the coverage of the premium was widened again to include those children adopted from care since 2005.
As of 1st April 2018, more families are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). The new income threshold for Free School Meals (FSM) will be £7,400 net (take home pay).
If you think that your children are eligible for Free School Meals, and therefore Pupil Premium, but have not yet applied, please contact Cambridgeshire Education Welfare Benefits directly on 01223 703 200, or apply online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals. If you have any questions about eligibility or would like support in completing the form, please visit our School Office, who will be happy to help.
The spending of Pupil Premium funding is at the schools discretion, and detailed information on how we have chosen to allocate the funds and the impact are shown below.