The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.
The categories of pupil who attract this funding are:
It is important to notify the school if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding. Please contact the School Business Manager, Rachael Richards, to find out more about registering your child for the Pupil Premium funding. This information will be held confidentially by the school.
If you think you may be eligible for free school meals due to low family income or being in receipt of benefits, you must apply to South Gloucestershire Council. Please collect an application form from the school office or speak to a member of the office staff for more information.
Since September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a free school meal. However, you will need to apply for free school meals in order for the school to claim the pupil premium for your child.
For pupils who have been adopted from care, you will need to inform the school about your child and provide supporting evidence (eg show the original Adoption Court Order) in order for the school to claim the pupil premium.
At Emersons Green Primary School we follow the EEF guidance that recommends that Pupil Premium budgets are divided as follows:
The impact of Pupil Premium funding is measured in the following ways:
Eligible schools receive the SPP so that they can offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment.