Information for parents about the pupil premium and how schools can use it.
Did you know… just registering your child for free school meals means that Langtree School will receive extra funding to enhance your child’s education?
You may have heard about the Government initiative, the “Pupil Premium”. The pupil premium is money given to schools to improve the education of children who are economically disadvantaged or children who have been in care or adopted from care. This extra funding is used to enable schools to support learning and development and improve educational outcomes
Who is eligible?
Your child may be eligible if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Child Tax Credit only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
- National Asylum Seekers Support
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- 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)
Or if your child:
- has been in local-authority care for one day or more in England or Wales
- has been adopted from care in England or Wales
- has left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales.
How the money will benefit your child
We will continue to use the Pupil Premium funding to support students to raise standards and attainment. The funding has been used in a number of different areas, including but not limited to:
- Teaching Staff- To employ additional teaching staff to offer additional intervention in English and Maths in order to improve attainment
- Coaching/Mentoring – To provide additional support in order to help students achieve their full potential
- Student Support – To support pupils’ attendance, self-esteem and attitudes to learning.
- Wider Curriculum Experience – To enhance the curriculum and to ensure that all students are able to participate in all educational activities off site, and to engage in all the new and challenging activities offered in our ‘outdoor classroom’.
Free School Meals
- If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals, please complete this FORM. We will write to you if we can confirm your child is eligible.
What happens if your financial situation changes
- Your child’s school will continue to receive the funding for the next six years
- It is the school policy to offer financial assistance in particular circumstances, generally to those students eligible for Free School Meals. In cases of financial hardship, parents will be offered the provision to pay a proportion of the cost in instalments, if you are unable to pay the full amount. The level of assistance will be decided on a case by case basis. Application for Financial Assistance FORM
If think you may be eligible, or you have any questions about pupil premium funding, free school meals or financial assistance please contact Ms Thorburn [email protected].
Please rest assured that applications are treated sensitively and confidentially.