Pupil Premium Grant
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to publicly-funded schools in England, to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Who is eligible?
To qualify for Free School Meals an Applicant must live in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and is required to provide proof that they are in receipt of one of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income related Employment & Support Allowance
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child tax credit (without Working tax credit), and have an annual income of less than £16,190.
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Pupil Premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
Purpose of the funding
The aim of the funding is to remove barriers to learning which may hinder children who fall under the pupil premium category. With these barriers removed, the gap in attainment between pupil premium children and their non FSM peers should close. The reasons for under achievement can be many and varied. Reasons could include less support at home, social and emotional difficulties due to complex family situations or attendance and punctuality difficulties. Each child entitled to pupil premium funding is unique in their situation. Our responses to their need must reflect this and support will be personalised to ensure each child reaches their full potential.
Details of past Pupil Premium Grant expenditure can be found at the bottom of this page.This is given to the school on an incremental basis, following the Census in October and in January. The total Ellingham will receive this financial year including Covid Premium is £128,920