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Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium is a government grant allocated to schools via the local authority for the support of pupils from families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals, children who are looked after or who have parents in the military. 

 

This funding is given as a way to address the possible underlying inequalities between these groups of children and their peers. It specifically targets disadvantage and must reach the pupils who need this  additional support the most. It is allocated annually. 

If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals (this is not the same as the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme for all EYFS and KS1 children), please either contact the School Office on 01303 862375 (your call will be treated in the strictest confidence). Alternatively, please see the Pupil Premium Eligibility criteria below or follow the link to the Kent County Council's website:

Kent County Council Free School Meals

 

Stowting Pupil Premium Strategy

At Stowting school, we are committed to ensuring that we offer high quality provision to improve the life chances of the most disadvantaged children. To ensure this additional funding has a positive impact on the learners who need it most, we assess, on an individual basis, which additional provisions should be made in order that pupils are supported to achieve their full personal and academic potential. Each of our pupils eligible for pupil premium funding is mentored by the Headteacher/member of Senior Leadership team. Mentors meet regularly with pupils to encourage and discuss progress, provide feedback on learning and offer support.

 

2018-2019 – Proposed spending

This year (2018 – 2019) Stowting has 3 pupils with a total funding of £6,260

 

This funding will be spent on providing:

  • Short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils who need a boost to their learning in order to reach their potential
  • 1:1 or small group focus sessions
  • Welfare support, for example through social skills and nurture group
  • Funding for extracurricular activities that will support well-being and development of learning, for example: school trips or clubs
  • Learning resources for home that will support pupils' learning in school
  • Identification of barriers to learning through pupil mentoring and implementation of support strategies
  • Specific resources for pupils with additional needs 

 

Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed three times per academic year, October, February and April, with a final review of attainment, progress, strategy outcomes and implications held in July.

For the Financial Year 2017-2018 the school received £5,860

For the Financial Year 2016-2017 the school received £12,460

 

Pupil Premium Eligibility Criteria

If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals (this is not the same as the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme for all EYFS and KS1 children), please either contact the School Office on 01303 862375 (your call will be treated in the strictest confidence). Alternatively, follow the link to the Kent County Council’s website:  Kent County Council Free School Meals

 

Your child may be able to get free school meals and benefit from additional school funding if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 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 free school meals.

 

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

  • younger than the compulsory age for starting school
  • in full-time education                                                                                                                                   

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in.

Tell your local authority if you also get any of the qualifying benefits. Your child’s school will get extra funding if you do.

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