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Parents: Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2017 - 2018

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

The Pupil Premium is grant funding and is in addition to the School’s Delegated Budget.  It is allocated to children from low-income families, service children and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.  Pupil Premium Funding is used to raise attainment, promote social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase pupil progress.

To see a summary and analysis of our pupil premium strategy click here.

Pupil Premium Entitlement

As from July 2014 the following pupils may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding:
• pupils who are registered for a free school meal
• pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years
• pupils who have been adopted from the English or Welsh care system
• pupils who have been placed on a Special Guardianship Order (SGO) and have been adopted
• pupils who left care under a Residence Order (RO) on or after 14 October 1991
• pupils who have been looked after by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months
• children of service personnel.

Pupil Premium Grant is paid directly to schools for all eligible students for every pupil mentioned in the above criteria. The school will then use the funding in a variety of ways to ensure that all identified students in the categories above are well supported to accelerate progress and to maximise attainment.

Free school meal entitlement.

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseekers 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 than £16,190)
• Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
• Universal Credit

Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (i.e. they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.

This will be confidential and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

Richard Lander School