Free School Meals & Pupil Premium Application: https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Benefit-Grants/Free-school-meals.aspx
Pupil Premium 2016/2017
At Golborne Community Primary School:
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
The range of provision the school may consider include:
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
- 1:1 support
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies.
- Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
- All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy.
- Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve L3 at the end of KS1 or L5 at the end of KS2.
- The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2016/2017 is: £116,577
The PPG allocation for 2016/2017 is targeted to:
- Create smaller teaching groups for Reading and Phonics.
- To fund intensive and high quality interventions for Reading, Writing, Maths and SPAG
- Provide 1 to 1 provision through the Assertive Mentoring System
Free school meals, Pupil Premium and Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)
- Free school meals – Save your household up to £418 a year per child
- Pupil premium – Get £1,320 for your child’s school to improve education
- Early years pupil premium (EYPP) – over £300 for your child’s early years and childcare provider to improve provision
Can my child get free school meals, pupil premium or EYPP?
If your child is under 4 years old and attending pre-school all day they can get free school meals. To receive free school meals you or your partner must also be in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits.
EYPP is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for 3 and 4 year olds whose parents are in receipt of qualifying benefits and look after or previously been looked after children.
Infants – Reception, Years 1 and 2
All children get free school meals if they are in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
If you or your partner receive one of the qualifying benefits you can apply for pupil premium to get extra money for your child’s school.
Older Children – Year 3 to Year 11
Your child is eligible for free school meals if you or your partner receive one of the qualifying benefits.
When making your application you are also applying for the pupil premium for your child’s school.
What are the qualifying benefits?
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:
- 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)
- Universal Credit.
Apply for free school meals, pupil premium and EYPP
When you apply you will get an instant decision on your claim. We will contact the school to confirm your child’s eligibility.
If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and you or your partner are in receipt of qualifying benefits you should still complete the application for pupil premium online because your child’s school will receive an extra £1,320 per year.
What is the pupil premium?
The pupil premium is extra funding for your child’s education. It is provided by the government and is normally claimed as part of free school meals if you or your partner are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits.
Your child’s school will receive £1,320 per pupil for six years to support your child’s education including help with the cost of school trips, teaching assistant staff and after school programs (see individual schools websites).
What happens if my circumstances change?
You must tell us straight away about any change in circumstance affecting your child’s claim for free school meals. We carry out regular reviews across the school year to confirm that your child is still entitled to free school meals.
Spending overview for the PPG Allocation for 2016/2017 of: £116,577
|Use of funding||Expenditure|
|Teaching costs for interventions:||£21,149|
|Learning Support Assistant costs for interventions:||£73,748|
|Speech & Language External Support||£17,750|
|Allocation for LAC children||£3,930|
Spending overview for the PPG Allocation for 2015/2016 of: £194,485
|Use of funding||Expenditure|
|Teaching costs for interventions:||£98,681|
|Learning Support Assistant costs for interventions:||£89,037|
|Allocation for LAC children||£2,180|
What’s the impact?
Attainment Summary for Free School Meals and Non Free School Meals Pupils in Early Years Foundation Stage
% of Good Level of Development
EYFS – Mathematics % expected +
EYFS – Reading % expected +
EYFS – Writing % expected +
Attainment Summary for Free School Meals and Non Free School Meals Pupils in KS1
Attainment Summary for Free School Meals and Non Free School Meals Pupils in KS2
Absence & Exclusions
Fixed Term Exclusions- % of Children Excluded
Context in 2016