At St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School;
we arise each day to learn, love and grow through Jesus.
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between pupils from low-income and other disadvantaged families, and their peers. If a pupil has been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After), the school receives an amount per head within their budget. A provision is also made for pupils who have a parent in the armed services.
The targeted and specific use of our Pupil Premium will help us in achieving our vision of the highest aspirations for all of our children. At St Patrick’s we want to support all children who are disadvantaged or underachieving. We recognise that not all children receiving free school meals (FSM) are disadvantaged or underachieving and that some children who are disadvantaged or underachieving are not having FSM.
How do I know if my child is eligible to receive Free School Meals?
You will be entitled to apply for free school meals and/or pupil premium for your child if you or your partner receive one or more of the following benefits:
- Universal credit [if you and your partner have net earned income of less than £7,400 per year (assessed from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)]
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- The guaranteed part of State Pension Credit
- Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit (providing you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by the Inland Revenue)
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
* IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO CLAIM A FREE SCHOOL MEAL FOR YOUR CHILD, PLEASE COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FORM AND RETURN IT TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE.
It could be that although you are eligible, you do not want to take up the offer of a free school meal. However, just by applying to check your eligibility you would be helping the school financially. The school will receive additional funding (Pupil Premium), which would then be used by the school to enhance provision and learning.