Pupil Premium and Catch-Up Premium
Introduced in 2011, the Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of children from low-income families and some other groups. This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. The Pupil Premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their peers. For more information about the Pupil Premium, please click here.
Is your child eligible?
Schools are given Pupil Premium for:
- children who have qualified for Free School Meals at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1,345 for each of these pupils.
- children who have been looked after under Local Authority care for more than one day or have left Local Authority care through adoption, a Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangement Order. The school receives £2,345 for each of these pupils.
Your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Income support
- Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of state pension credit
- 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
- Universal credit
If you believe your child may be eligible, please visit the City of York information page here. If your child qualifies for Free School Meals, it’s important we know as, even if they take a packed lunch, as this enables us to claim Pupil Premium.
To find more about Pupil Premium please find information here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium/pupil-premium