What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
The pupil premium grant is funding provided to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
The government provide funding for children:
- who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
- who have been previously looked after, subject of a special guardianship order and/or adopted from care.
- whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
How does the school access the money?
School provides information to Lancashire County Council throughout the year indicating how many children are entitled to free school meals. The funding is then added to the school budget.
How can I find out if my child is eligible for free school meals and the Pupil Premium Grant?
If you feel that your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, it is important to register for their entitlement as soon as possible. The school office is able to provide all the necessary information and give you the form to complete.
If your child is currently in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and having a school meal through the government's KS1 Free School Meals Entitlement, it is still important to register for the Free School Meals/Pupil Premium benefit if you think your child may be eligible. For more information about eligibility or how to apply please visit the Lancashire County Council website or use the link below.
Please ask at the school office for confidential help, as we can answer your questions and support you with how to apply.
Can my child still benefit from the Pupil Premium Grant even if they prefer to bring a packed lunch?
If your family is eligible for free school meals, and all the necessary application has been completed, the school will still receive the funding.
Will my child lose the Pupil Premium Grant funding if the family entitlement to free school meals stops?
No, the school continues to receive the funding for 6 years. This is called EVER6 funding.
What is the Pupil Premium Grant spent on?
Schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used. Please click on the links below to view our most recent reports.
We are also very grateful to the Balshaw Trust as we receive additional funds from them for the same purposes.