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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives.  It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families.  From September 2015, the premium will be worth £1320 and goes to students who at any point in the past 6 years have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM); £1900 goes to any student who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2022 or who has left care  under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order; finally £300 goes to students whose parent(s) are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MOD.  This year the government has introduced the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) which currently totals £302.10 per eligible child. 


Why is there Pupil Premium?

Students who have been eligible for FSM at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. 


How many pupils at Samuel Barlow are eligible for Pupil Premium?

Currently 39% of students at Samuel Barlow are eligible for the Pupil Premium. 


How will the impact of the spending of Pupil Premium be measured?

At Samuel Barlow, children's attainment is assessed, monitored and analysed each half term.  Alongside our usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort's attainment, children in receipt of Pupil Premium are identified and tracked as a discrete group. This analysis is then used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. 


Are you eligible to claim for Free School Meals (even if your child receives dinners for free in Year 1 and 2)


Please find information about whether your child is eligible for free school meals.


If you are in receipt of:


- Income Support

- Income based Job Seekers Allowance

- Income related Employment and Support Allowance

- Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

- he guarantee element of State Pension Credit

- Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

- Working Tax Credit

- Universal Credit

then you may be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)


Please come into the office where they can support you in applying. 


If you child is FSM they also are then classed as Pupil Premium, even if at a later date they are no longer eligible due to a change in family circumstances. 


The school receives specific funding funding Pupil Premium children to support their education. 

School strategy for Pupil Premium 2016-17 along with planned spending