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Pupil Premium 16/17

At Bredon Hill Academy we aim to ensure all students have access to the correct support, guidance, and curriculum, in order to narrow the disadvantage gap. Inequalities will be addressed, by focusing on personalised programmes for all pupil premium students.

A summary of planned Pupil Premium expenditure and a review of the previous year’s Pupil Premium funding can be found by clicking here.

The Government is giving money to all schools to help pupils from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called the ‘Pupil Premium’. We now receive this additional funding for each pupil on our roll registered as eligible for free school meals. This is currently £1,320 per pupil in year 6 and £935 per pupil in years 7 and 8. We are using this money to help our pupils achieve the best possible outcomes during their time at BHA.

Being eligible for a free school meal clearly has a benefit to the pupil-namely, a free high quality meal. This saves parents/carers over £400 per year. Another benefit to the pupil is help with the costs of school trips.

Service Children: The Department for Education (DfE) introduced the Service Pupil Premium (SPP) in 2011, for schools in England as part of the commitment to delivering the armed forces covenant. 

State schools, academies and free schools in England, which have children of service personnel in reception to Year 11, can receive the funding, which is designed to assist the school to provide mainly non-educational support (known as pastoral care) to these children. The SPP is currently £300 per child of service personnel, paid directly to the school.

Schools will only be able to claim the SPP if the parents of those eligible children declare their child’s service status to their school Head Teacher, before the annual school census which takes place in January each year.

The SPP helps schools to support the unique challenges children with parents in the armed forces can often face.

Please refer to the Government guidelines: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-service-pupil-premium

Benefit Based Pupil Premium: We strongly encourage eligible parents/carers to apply for this status. No one will know who has registered and it will not affect any other benefits being claimed. You can register your son/daughter for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit** and have an annual income 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

Note: From 1st May 2009, pupils are eligible for Free School Meals for a four week period immediately after the parent/carer becomes unemployed, or reduces their hours to less than 16 hours a week, but is still in receipt of Working Tax Credit.

 

Applications are made to Babcock Prime Education Services using the Free School Meals Application Form April 2016 or the online Free School Meals Application Form. Further information can be found by visiting Worcestershire.gov.uk or by contacting the Free School Meals Team on 01905 678154 or at primefreeschoolmeals@babcockinternational.com.

 

Mr Firth, our Pupil Premium Lead, will be more than happy to help with all enquires in confidence regarding Pupil Premium and to assist any eligible parents/carers to apply.  He can be contacted by using our contact for here.