St Andrew's CE First School

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is an amount of money allocated to schools to raise educational standards and provide opportunities for children who have been identified as vulnerable to possible underachievement.  

Primary schools are given a pupil premium for:

  • Children in Reception to Year 6 who are, or have ever been, entitled to free school meals based on their family income: £1445 per pupil, per school year
  • Children in care: £2530 per pupil, per school year
  • Children previously in care who have been adopted, or who have a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order: £2530 per pupil, per school year
  • Children recorded as being from service families: £335 per pupil, per school year

Schools are responsible for recording the children who are eligible for pupil premium in their annual school census - you don't have to do anything yourself, other than making sure you return any paperwork that relates to the benefits you receive and claiming your child's entitlement to free school meals.

Pupil Premium Policy 

Please visit out Policies and Documents page to view our Pupil Premium Policy.

Pupil Premium Strategy 

This shows how St Andrew's is planning to spend the PP funding to best effect. 

Pupil premium statement 2023-24

Free School Meals

Children qualify for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you receive any of the following 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
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

 

If your child qualifies for free school meals, it’s important that you tell us – even if they're in Reception or KS1 and receive universal school meals for infant pupils, or are in KS2 and take a packed lunch – as this enables our school to claim pupil premium and fund additional interventions.