What is it? The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that are in care or adopted and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Why has it been introduced? The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium and the impact it is having.
How do I know if my child is eligible? We may be entitled to pupil premium funding for your child if you receive one of the following benefits:
Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
Child Tax Credit Only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
National Asylum Seekers Support
Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
Universal Credit (income dependant)
Please be aware that a child must reside with the applicant to receive the pupil premium.
If you think your child may be eligible, there is a simple form for you to fill out and return to the school office. They will then check your eligibility. Click on the button below to access the letter.
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) Early Years Pupil Premium is additional funding for early years’ pre-school settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4 year-olds including, but not restricted to, those adopted from care. Eligibility for Early Years Pupil Premium Early Years Pupil Premium can be claimed if a child is accessing free early education and the child is:
aged 3 or 4 (but not 4 year-olds in reception class at school)
has left care under an adoption order or a special guardianship order or a residence
order/child arrangements order
the child’s parent or carer is in receipt of a qualifying benefit
Infant years: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 All children at this age are eligible for free school meals and can be ordered, free of charge, through Fresh Start (school's meal provider)
Please note, it is still important to apply separately for the pupil premium for the school to access the funding.
Recovery Premium Recovery Premium is part of the government's package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by Covid-19. Details of the funding we have received and how this money has been spent can be found within the Pupil Premium Strategy Statements.
Pupil Premium at George Grenville Academy Our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2023-24 outlines where the pupil premium and recovery premium funding for 2022-23 has been spent, how school is proposing to spend the funding for 2023-24 and what impact we expect the funding to have. It is the second year of a three-year plan running from 2022/23 to 2024/25. It replaces all previous plans.
Please click on the link below to see our current Pupil Premium Strategy Statement.