PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium grant is additional government funding which is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.
How much Pupil Premium funding do we receive?
In 2017/18 the Pupil Premium Grant equates to £1320 per pupil, which comes direct to our school.
The Pupil Premium Grant remains with the pupil for six years from their first period of entitlement – a significant chunk of funding for our school. When the child transfers to junior school, the funding moves with them.
How do we spend the Pupil Premium Grant?
At Hampton Wick Infant & Nursery School, the money we receive through Pupil Premium Grants is used to positively support our children in the following ways:
- Small group teaching. Generally to support numeracy and literacy, many sessions are taken by qualified teachers or by teaching assistants with particular areas of expertise
- One-to-one teaching. If needed, children have individual sessions with a qualified teacher.
Emotional and social support
- Nurture groups. Vulnerable children are invited to join lunchtime groups with a high staff to child ratio, giving them a supportive environment to create and play
- Out of school provision. The school arranges and funds places at after school and holiday clubs for children in particular need, or a short- or long-term basis. The school also arranges and funds one-to-one staffing cover if required to accompany the child.
Children’s progress is tracked and monitored. Due to the small number of pupils involved, the attainment data for these pupils is not published on the national performance tables.
Are you eligible?
If you are between jobs or even just experiencing a short break in employment, your child may be eligible to receive the Pupil Premium Grant. Please apply now if you or your spouse or partner are receiving one of the following benefits: Income support
- Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual household of less than £16,190
- The ‘Guaranteed’ element of State Pension Credit
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
If you think that your family income means that your child is eligible but they’re not registered, please do contact Shelley Pawley-Nita in the school office, in confidence.
PLEASE APPLY TODAY AND HELP US TO INVEST IN YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION
AfC Free School Meals Eligibility Form