What is Pupil Premium?
Did you know that just registering your child for Free School Meals means that the school gets extra money? Register now to make sure we don’t miss out.
The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best, to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’. For every child registered, Cheadle Heath Primary School gets £1300 this year. You can read more about the Government’s Pupil Premium funding scheme here.
Please register now to make sure your child and others in their class don’t miss out.
How does it work?
- First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please look at the list below.
- Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, contact us and we will help you.
- If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal and the school gets the extra funding.
- If you don’t want your child to have the school meals they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, the school still gets the extra money.
No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
Do you qualify?
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
- 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 Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
At Cheadle Heath Primary School we:
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils that we legitimately identify as being socially disadvantaged.
Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
We have seen impact in terms of attainment and progress as a result of the Pupil Premium Funding. As the money is dependent on families claiming FSM it is vital that you do so. Even if you only claim the money for a short period of time we will continue to receive the money for the next 5 years so please apply! To complete an application form for Free School Meals please contact the school office or contact the Town Hall.