The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.
Iqra Primary School was named the 2014 Pupil Premium Awards Primary School of the Year winner in the South-East region by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. In a letter to the school, Mr Clegg wrote: ‘This is a huge achievement and reflects the hard work of your team and your pupils. We expect this public recognition and demonstration of effective practice in your school will encourage other schools to think more ambitiously about their use of pupil premium funding and would encourage you to work with other schools in your region.’
Information for Parents re Eligibility for Free School Meals/ Pupil Premium Funding:
All parents (including those who are currently eligible for free school meals under the universal offer) are encouraged to check their child’s eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2) and this can be checked via this link. Information required for this process includes name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number. In addition, parents will need to provide their child’s name, date of birth and identify the school they are attending.
Parents/guardians in England may be eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following:
- Universal Credit
- Income Support
- Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income related Employment and Support 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.
Parents of children eligible for Pupil Premium funding are encouraged to speak to their children’s class teacher to find out more about how their child is benefitting from this additional funding.
If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don’t want your child to eat school meals, please use the link above to check your eligibility. Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.
It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. Each school is responsible for monitoring both the use of the funding and the impact it is having upon FSM pupils. Please click the link below to see the Pupil Premium Spend and Impact at Iqra Primary School.
Pupil Premium Strategy and Impact 2017-18
Pupil Premium Strategy and Impact 2016-2017
Pupil Premium Spend and Impact 2015-16