Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding given by the Government to schools in England to raise the attainment of specific groups of children that fall into the following categories:

  • Pupils who have been entitled to Free School Meals at any point over the last 6 years, due to qualifying for certain  benefits
  • Pupils who have had a parent in the armed services at any point over the last 6 years
  • Pupils who are, or have been, looked after by the local authority or are adopted

Schools are free to spend the pupil premium grant as they see fit.  However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support low-income families.

In 2020/21 Great Bedwyn CE School received £29,784.00 in Pupil Premium funding.  The Pupil Premium money is spent on:

  • Specialist and 1:1 teaching
  • TA support
  • Emotional literacy support
  • School trip and travel costs
  • Extra-curricular clubs
  • School meals (for those registered)
  • Milk

Is your child entitled to Free School Meals?

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you receive  any of the following:

  • 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

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

Even if your child does not want a school lunch or they already receive one because they are in KS1, please let the school office know so that the extra funding, which will benefit your child, can be claimed. [email protected]