Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil premium was introduced in April 2011. In 2011-12 schools were allocated pupil premium funding for children from low income families who were eligible for free school meals or had been looked after continuously for more than 6 months. In 2012 13 schools were allocated a total of £1.25 billion funding for children from low income families who are eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
The level of pupil premium set for 2011-12 was £488 per pupil. This increased to £600 per pupil for 2012-13.
Eligibility for pupil premium has also been extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (known as the Ever6 Free school meals measure)
For the academic year 2014-2015 the school allocated £600 for pupil premium. This was been spent on Quality First Teaching for Literacy, additional hours to support children in class, residential trips, school milk scheme, swimming, a counselling service, mentoring, meaningful movement and sports clubs both during and after school.
Children who are entitled to Free School Meals either currently or in the past attract additional funding to the school in 2014-2015 this was set at approximately £900 per pupil. At Langmoor we keep detailed records as to how this money is spent to support these and other pupils. These can be viewed in the Pupil Premium Statement document below. Apart from support with the cost of clubs, trips and residential trips we also target resources to directly impact upon the academic progress of pupils.
Objectives of Pupil Premium Expenditure
Our key objective is using the pupil premium grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we have a good track record of ensuring that pupils make good progress. Historically levels of attainment are lower for FSM children nationally. This is not the case in all of our year groups.
Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress.
Pupil Premium Expenditure
In the school year 2015-2016 the allocation for Pupil premium was £53380 with a balance from
2014-15 of £38715. This meant a total of £92605 was available. The pupil premium was spent
in the following way:
- A teacher working with a group of children on writing and reading for one day per week
(full year) = £11494
- Teaching assistants/learning support assistants supporting children in all classes =
£26083 (full year)
- Specialist Teaching Service = £3200
- Tutor for SAT’s support = £2500
- Sports Clubs to support new life experiences = £3000
- Support for children to attend residential trips = £800
- Refurbishment of library area/reading books = £7500
- Support towards paying for school milk = £1600
- After school Club fees/Breakfast club fees = £500
- Resources to support learning across the school = £10000
We have also been able to use Pupil Premium allocation to support some children in Year 5 with a
professional counsellor and some children in Year 1 and 2 with behaviour workshops.
How to apply for Pupil Premium Funding
It is vital that all parents that qualify for free school meals still register their child with the local authority because the additional funding means that these children can benefit from additional school support, a reduction on the cost of the school uniform and class trips. Please ask the school office for more information, or contact the County Council direct by the following options:
Send an E-mail to email@example.com
Download the Free School Meals application form at the bottom of this page
Request an application form on 0116 305 6588 or 0116 305 7093
Apply via telephone on 0116 305 6588 or 0116 305 7093
Fax 0116 3055785
Send the completed form to:
School Food Support Service
Do I qualify to claim Free School Meals?
The current criteria for claiming free school meals are as follows:
- Income Support (IS)
- Employment and Support Allowance (Income Based)
- Child Tax Credit, provided the annual taxable income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue is not in excess of £16,190. Families who also receive an award of Working Tax Credit do not qualify to claim for free school meals
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Children who receive Income Support (IS) or Income Based Jobseekers Allowance in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals
Temporary Qualification for Free School Meals
From 1st May 2009 where a parent has been entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, they will be eligible to claim free school meals over that period.
Claimants MUST complete a hard copy application form and send it to us with a copy of their Tax Credit Decision Notice, which will be issued immediately by HMRC to a claimant who has notified them that they have stopped working. Applications will not be accepted without this document and free school meals authorisation will not be granted prior to the date of application, or extended beyond the end date shown on the Tax Credit Decision Notice. In order to qualify for free school meals after that date the claimant will need to be in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits listed in the previous section, and evidence of this provided.
No other benefits qualify for free school meals.
All information above and more, can be viewed on the
Leicestershire County Council Free School Meals Web page (LINK)
To view detailed information on attainment and progress, as well as the free school meal application form, please click the links below.