What is Pupil Premium?
Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and attainment.
Littleton CofE Nursery and Infant School receives the Pupil Premium grant based on the number of children eligible for free school meals. All children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 qualify for free school meals, regardless of their family income, but only the children who would qualify for free meals under the below criteria will receive the Pupil Premium. The more children who are eligible, the more funding Littleton receives, which can be used to benefit pupils.
Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?
Families in receipt of the following benefits may be eligible for free school meals:
- Income Support
- Income Based Job Seeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual household income of less than £16,190
If you think that your family’s income means that you may be eligible for pupil premium, please contact the school office or alternatively complete the form below:
How does Littleton spend the Pupil Premium funding?
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Schools are held to account for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
We use the Pupil Premium grant in a number of ways:
- To subsidise staffing costs, including intervention groups and additional Teaching Assistant support.
- To purchase learning resources to support specific groups of pupils
- To enable pupils to take part in extra-curricular clubs by:
- Subsidising the cost of extra-curricular clubs run by outside agencies
- To offer financial assistance to families for:
- Educational visits
- School journeys
- To provide family/parenting support, including workshops for parents
More details, including how we evaluate the impact of pupil premium on children's learning and well-being, can be found in our current Pupil Premium Impact Statement.Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Statement.pdf