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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funds are used effectively to assist pupils, including pupils who are looked after, in developing their basic skills and in accessing the curriculum.  Ofsted, July 2017

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. It was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. Looked After Children and those of service personnel also attract funding.

Your child may be entitled to 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 are 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 think you are eligible, please speak to us at the school and also your local authority.

The additional funding that the school receives can and is only used to benefit your child's education.

Details of the Pupil Premium grant received by High Close School and projected expenditure 2018-19 are given below;

Pupil Premium Grant Allocation 2018-2019