In 2011-12 the Government launched Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are; eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), who are in care (or who have been) or who have parents in the armed forces. In 2012-13, it was expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years. From September 2014, all KS1 and reception class children are entitled to a free school meal. The definition for ‘pupil premium FSM’ is linked to whether parents/carers qualify within a number of areas e.g. Income support. See the end of this document for more information
Schools can choose how best to spend this pupil premium money. At St Vigor and St John Primary School we allocate this money to initiatives that support pupils in reaching their full potential, both academically and socially.
We review the allocation of this grant and the impact it has regularly with our governing body. They will be reviewing our approach to spending the grant in June.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant, how we allocate the funding and the impact it has had on our pupils.
All Key Stage One children are now entitled to a free meal at lunch time. Your child may be entitled to access additional pupil premium funding (which may cover the cost of trips, extra-curricular activities and help us to provide extra support) if you as a parent/carer qualify for;
Employment and support allowance
Income-based Job seekers allowance
Guaranteed Element of State pension Credit
Support under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Child tax Credit
Please call into the school office for a claim form or more information. It is important for school funding that you tell us if you are entitled to any of the above-mentioned allowances.