Pupil Premium money is allocated by the government to help schools support children from low income families and children in care. The amount of additional funding schools receive is based on the number of children who are entitled to receive free school meals* or are looked after children.
* since September 2012 this includes children who have received free school meals at any time over the past six years.
Nationally, students who have free school meals (FSM) and children who are looked after or have previously been looked after (LAC/post-LAC), achieve less compared to other students. Pupil Premium money has been given to schools to help support those children and ensure they are achieving in line with all children.
- 2016 -17: £935 per student and £1900 per LAC/post-LAC
- 2017 -18: £935 per student and £1900 per LAC/post-LAC
- 2018 -19: £935 per student and £2300 per LAC/post-LAC
Do You Qualify?
Your child may be able to get FSM if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment & Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16 190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on-paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - Your household income must be less than £7 400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get FSM.
If your child is eligible for FSM, they will remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they are in on 31st March 2022.
Registering is quick & easy – phone Herts ‘How Can We Help Team on 0300 123 4048'
Barriers to Learning:
Students in receipt of Pupil Premium money at Chessbrook face many barriers to their learning. Some of the key factors affecting our students are; mobility (multiple schools), gaps in their education, low self-esteem, behaviour issues, mental health issues, motivation for learning and poor attendance. The Pupil Premium reports highlight the strategies used to overcome these barriers and show the impact of these measures.
The Resources Committee will review the Pupil Premium strategy in the Spring Term 2018 -19.
Strategy and Impact Reports:
- PP Use and Impact Report 2015-16
- PP Planned Strategy 2016-17
- PP Use and Impact Report 2016-17
- PP Planned Strategy 2017-18
- PP Use and Impact Report 2017-18
- PP Planned Strategy 2018-19
Pupil Premium Funding Received:
Total funding received
Eligibility for Pupil Premium (since 2012):
Children who are/have been a LAC and/or in receipt of FSM at any time during the previous 6 years.
If you would like to learn more about the Pupil Premium you can access information on the Department for Education website here