The Pupil Premium is additional Government funding for schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The school receives Pupil Premium based on the number of children in the following groups:
- Pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM) now or at any point during the past six years.
- Pupils who have been continuously Looked After for the past six months.
- Pupils who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or have left care under a Special Guardianship Residence Order.
- Pupils of parents who are currently, or during the past three years, serving in the regular armed forces, or are in receipt of a pension from the Ministry of Defence.
Schools have the freedom to spend the funding, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for Pupil Premium pupils.
You can find out more about the Pupil Premium on the Government website.
Please read our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement below to find out about the funding we receive at Abbey Woods and how it supports our work with disadvantaged pupils.
Is your child eligible for the Pupil Premium?
Your child may be able to get free school meals 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)
If eligible, our school will receive the additional Pupil Premium funding and your child will continue to receive free meals in Key Stage 2.
See our Free school meals page for more information.