Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Tavistock Church Schools Federation Pupil Premium Grant and Service Premium
Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is additional government funding for schools to address the underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers. As a group nationally, children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for free school meals.
Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals and children or children who have received Free School Meals at any time during the last six years. It is also available for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (this is known as Pupil Premium Plus). The current level of Pupil Premium is £1300 per pupil. A lesser amount of £300 is paid to children who have parents in the armed services (known as Service Premium) and is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
- For details of how we spent the money and the impact that it made please click the link below.
- For details of how we are planning to spend this year's money please click the link below.
Are you able to apply for free school meals?
If your child is eligible for free school meals, it is worth registering them even if they're not going to have the school lunch as it will have a direct impact on the funding we receive and the support we can provide.
Your child may be entitled to free school meals, if you are entitled to 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 Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have
- An annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Please ask at the office if you would like to register your child for free school meals.