Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium funding?

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England, designed to:

  • raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils;
  • close the gap between them and their peers.

It is available to a range of pupils:

  • those eligible for FSM
  • those who are no longer eligible for FSM, but who have been eligible in the last 6 years
  • those who are adopted
  • those with a special guardianship order
  • those with a child arrangements order
  • those with a residence order

Do you qualify for free school meals (FSM)?

From year 3 onwards, children whose parents are in receipt of the following are entitled to free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State 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
  • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)

If you are receipt of any of the above please go online to the Citizen Portal to apply.  If your application is successful, please either print off the page that confirms your eligibility, or email the page to alisonwilliams@heathcoat.devon.sch.uk.  To access the Citizen Portal click here.

Mrs Budden is Pupil Premium Champion. She works closely with the teachers and senior leaders to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

Please follow the link below to see the ways in which we spend our Pupil Premium Funding each year and the impact it has on our pupils’ achievements.

PP Strategy Statement December 2022

Updated PP-strategy doc December 2021.docx

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