Does my child qualify for the Pupil Premium?

Your child may be eligible for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium– if you receive any of the following benefits: Income support. Income-based jobseekers' allowance. ... Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less.

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.

We will continue to use the Pupil Premium funding to support students to raise standards and attainment. The funding has been used in a number of different areas, including but not limited to:

  • Teaching Staff- To employ additional teaching staff to offer additional intervention in English and Maths in order to improve attainment
  • Coaching/Mentoring – To provide additional support in order to help students achieve their full potential
  • Student Support – To support pupils’ attendance, self-esteem and attitudes to learning.
  • Wider Curriculum Experience – To enhance the curriculum and to ensure that all students are able to participate in all educational activities off site, and to engage in all the new and challenging activities offered throughout our curriculum. 
If you think your child is eligible please complete the form below and return it to the school office ASAP.
 

Telephone: 01209 713929 Email: secretary@penponds.cornwall.sch.uk