The Government has introduced the term 'Pupil Premium’ to encompass all pupils who are either In Care, in receipt of Free School Meals or whose parents are actively serving in the Armed Forces. Recently, the Service Premium has been extended to include those whose parents have died in action and those whose parents have left the Service since April 2011 for other reasons, including injury.
All pupils identified as being in the Pupil Premium cohort will benefit from additional academic support and encouragement to ensure that they have a positive and successful learning experience. We aim to close any gap in attainment and achievement between them and their non-Pupil Premium peers. Financial support is also available.
If your child is within the Pupil Premium Cohort (Free School Meals, Ever6 rule, Child in Care, parent active in the armed forces, died in action or left due to injury) then subject to approval we may be able to fund:
Essential educational school trips
Transport to and from school
Educational resources such as phonic cards
Peripatetic lessons including music lessons
Additional support from an LSA (Learning Support Assistant)
Reading intervention tutorial support
One to one tuition
This list is not exhaustive and should your child have an alternative requirement or if you have a query regarding Pupil Premium, please contact Sara Yarnold for support.
Applying for Pupil Premium
Applications should be made through Bristol City Council's Free School Meals Team or call the Free School Meals Team on 0117 903 7990.
If you require additional assistance with making an application, please contact the School’s Finance Office on 0117 353 5010.
What you need to know about the six-year rule, 'Ever6'
The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 should be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. In 2013, options were considered for extending the coverage of the Pupil Premium. As a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.
Children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the past generally have poorer academic results than those who have never been eligible for FSM. These pupils therefore should benefit from the additional support the Pupil Premium funding will be able to provide.
The following information enables parents to see how much funding the school is receiving and how the school is spending the money. The impact on attainment and progress will be reported at the end of the academic year.