The pupil premium is additional funding for schools in England that is provided to remove the barriers to learning for disadvantaged students and support them in making progress and achieving their target grades. This funding ensures opportunities exist for all young people regardless of social circumstance.
The Department for Education (DfE) allows schools to spend the pupil premium as they see fit, however they are accountable for how this additional funding is used to raise the attainment and achievement of those students who are eligible.
For the academic year 2016-2017, Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst will be allocated £447,865 of pupil premium funding. The amount of pupil premium allocated to the academy is based upon the number of students who are currently in receipt of free school meals or who have been eligible for them in the last 6 years. It is also payable for those students who have been, or still are, looked after (for at least one day). There is also a premium paid to schools for those students whose parents are in the Armed Forces, or those who are in receipt of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.
Free School Meals
If parents/carers are unsure of their child’s eligibility for free school meals, they can visit the website below, where they will be able to view the eligibility requirements and download an application form:
We strongly encourage eligible parents/carers to apply for free school meals as it not only ensures students are provided with a midday meal but helps the academy to fund additional support for individual learners, providing any additional curriculum or targeted support necessary to ensure that those eligible students achieve to their full potential.
The ID card and cashless catering system at the academy also ensures complete discretion and confidentiality for those students who are in receipt of free school meals. The free school meal entitlement is credited to the individual student’s catering account and there is no cash at the point of sale, ensuring complete anonymity for those who are in receipt of free school meals.