What is Pupil Premium?
Introduced in 2011, Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of children from families who receive certain benefits. Pupil Premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their peers.
Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?
Children who are or have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day.
Children from service families who receive a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
Children whose parents receive certain benefits and are therefore entitled to free school meals.
As all children between ages 4-7 currently have free school meals (Universal Free School Meals) many parents do not realise that their child may be eligible for Pupil Premium and school may be missing out on additional funding.
Is my child eligible for Pupil Premium?
If you or your partner receive any of the following benefits you can apply for Pupil Premium.
Universal Credit – your household earned annual income must be less than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits
Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income related Employment Support Allowance
Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guaranteed part of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit – with no Working Tax Credit and your annual household income is no more than £16,190, as assessed by the Inland Revenue
How Do I apply for Pupil Premium Funding?
If you think you may be eligible for Pupil Premium, please inform the school office or speak to Mrs Marskell.
How is Pupil Premium funding used by school?
Schools can choose how to spend their Pupil Premium money, as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible. Often, all of the children in a class will reap some benefit from how the school spends its Pupil Premium.
To Parents / Carers
Re: Hillingdon Winter Grant Scheme for families entitled to FSM
Dear Parent / Carer,
The government has awarded money to Hillingdon Council as part of the Covid Winter Grant Scheme to provide support to vulnerable households and families with children affected by the pandemic during the winter period.
As school holidays can be a particularly challenging time for families, anyone with children eligible for benefits-related free school meals will receive a Covid-19 winter payment.
In most cases we have the contact details / email address for eligible families, unfortunately the Council does not have an up to date record of your contact details.
To enable the Council to make a payment to you, in the form of supermarket vouchers (for the two-week school break) we are inviting you to complete the following online form.
The Council are also inviting families to apply for a payment towards the cost of their utility bills.
Further information about the scheme can be found on the Council website: www.hillingdon.gov.uk/winter-grant