The Pupil Premium is additional DfE funding for schools in England for pupils who are either in receipt of Free School Meals (£1,345), Looked After Child (£2,300) or Service Children (£310 those with parents that work in the armed services). Nationally these children can be vulnerable to lower attainment and the aim of the funding is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. It is for schools to decide how Pupil Premium funding is spent according to the needs of their pupils.
At Cowling we strive to ensure:
We provide quality first teaching and learning opportunities which meet the needs of all our pupils.
We recognise that not all pupils who are registered for Free School Meals or who are Looked After children are disadvantaged.
Funding is allocated following analysis to identify priority areas. (See Pupil Premium Strategy)
Schools receive £1,345 for Free School Meals pupils in Reception to Y6 and £2,300 for any pupil identified as a Looked After Child in the January census. Looked after children are those children who have been adopted, subject to a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order) or who has been in local-authority care for 1 day or more.
Parents and Carers who think their child might qualify for Pupil Premium funding are asked to contact the headteacher for more information.
We would wish to encourage all families who feel they may be eligible for Free School Meals, to claim them, as not only does it support you in the health and care of your child, but it also supports their learning in school. For further information please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium or click the link below for an application form. All matters regarding Free School Meals and the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.
You can find further information about the pupil premium in.