Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.
Schools are given a pupil premium for:
- Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1385 for each of these children.
- Children who have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. The school is awarded a premium of £2345 for each child.
The school can only make a claim for this money from the government if you have registered your child for this. To register your child to see if you are eligible you can:
- Talk to the school office (by phone or in person) who will register your child. All we need is your National Insurance number and Date of Birth.
- Complete a form available from the school office and the school will do the rest.
The money is spent on providing appropriate help and interventions to improve the attainment of these pupils. We also ensure that you receive financial help during their time at Radipole.
In return, for each child, you will get:
- a grant (£35) from the school to help pay for school uniform (purchased from Schoolwear or DEP).
- free school trips in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
- free school meals will continue at the end of Year 2 until your child leaves the school.
- free ‘board and lodging’ fees for residential trips in Year 4 and Year 6.
Do you qualify to register?
If you get any of these benefits then please register:
- 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 guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit - as long as you're not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual gross income is no more than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ payment paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
- Universal Credit - as long as your household income is less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
any of these benefits are paid directly to the child instead of through a parent or carer
Come and talk to us at school if you are not sure. Please be assured that registering will not affect any benefits that you are claiming and that your registration will be kept in the strictest confidence.
The Pupil Premium Strategy explains how we spend the grant and the impact that it has had.