The Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium grant (PPG) is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers; and to support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.

How do you Know if your Child can Access This Funding?

From September 2014 all children who are in reception, year 1 or year 2 in a state-funded school will be offered a free healthy school lunch. From January 2015 all children under five will receive free milk and all children in receipt of free schools meals (FSM) will be offered free milk.

Those children who are five and over and not in receipt of FSM will be able to buy milk through the schools payment scheme.

Pupil Premium funding is given to schools based on eligibility for Free School Meals over the last 6 years (excluding the infant free school meals provision).  Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals (and additional Pupil Premium funding for the school to support your child) if you or your partner are receiving 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 Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

Why Register?

Registering could raise money for your child's school.  Registering for free meals and pupil premium could raise an extra £1,300 for your child's school, to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities.

It is therefore important to sign up for free school meals/pupil premium as this involves more than a free school lunch and the will receive extra funding to ensure your child gets additional support.

For further information contact the school office or follow the link below:

The Pupil Premium is additional to  main school funding and is used to support children who are entitled to free  school meals, who are looked after children and children whose parents are  currently serving  in the armed forces ensuring equality of  opportunity. 

The Pupil Premium at Cherbourg Primary School

At Cherbourg Primary our main barriers to educational achievement for pupils in receipt of pupil premium are:

  • Children may find it harder to express themselves and understand more complex language
  • Parents may have had poorer literacy and numeracy levels in school themselves, making it more difficult for them to help with homework
  • Children and parents may feel less motivated to succeed in school
  • Parents may find it more difficult to commit to regular schooling - Every Day Counts
  • Poverty, poor diet and poor housing may make children more susceptible to illness and mental health difficulties

How do we Monitor Pupil Premium?

In the summary reports we provide information on the current academic year:

  • The school’s pupil premium grant allocation for the current academic year 2016-2017
  • How the school will spend the allocation to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach;
  • How the school will measure the impact of the pupil premium;
  • The date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy.

And for the previous academic year:

  • How the school spent the previous academic year’s allocation 2015-2016;
  • The impact of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils, i.e. how it made a difference to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

Our Summary Reports

Pupil Premium Monitoring 2019-2020 Cherbourg tracks the ways in which the Pupil Premium funding is spent and we then monitor the value our pupils are…
Pupil Premium Monitoring 2018-2019 (Reviewed) Cherbourg tracks the ways in which the Pupil Premium funding is spent and we then monitor the value our pupils are…
Pupil Premium Monitoring 2017-2018 (Reviewed) Cherbourg tracks the ways in which the Pupil Premium funding is spent and we then monitor the value our pupils…