Financial Year 2017 to 2018
The Secretary of State for Education lays down the following terms and conditions on which assistance is given in relation to the pupil premium grant (PPG) payable to schools and local authorities for the financial year beginning 1 April 2017. PPG provides funding for two policies:
- Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
- Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
The PPG per pupil for 2017 to 2018 is as follows:
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 as recorded as Ever 6 FSM
Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
St Christophers Academy has been allocated £40,920 for the financial year 17/18 to be paid quarterly
Disadvantaged Children Policy and Strategy
Financial year 2016 to 2017
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
£1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
- A special guardianship order
- A child arrangements order
- A residence order
St Christophers Academy has been allocated £39,600 for the financial year 16/17 to be paid quarterly
Impact and details of PP allocation spending
Eligibility for Free School Meals
A parent may wish to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals (from key stage 2). To do this you will need to contact the school office who will be able to help you with this process.
Parents/Guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:
- Income support
- Income-based jobseeker's allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is used to benefit your child, please speak to the school office.
If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please call into the school office.