The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.
These include pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals; those looked after by the Local Authority and children of armed service personnel. If you are what the government terms ‘on a low income’ your child qualifies for Pupil Premium financial support. Students do not have to take our meals as free school meals if they don’t want to but, if they are on our Pupil Premium Register, then they qualify for all sorts of other financial benefits throughout the year. When a student is on our Pupil Premium Register, the school receives extra money for that student which has to be spent only on the education of Pupil Premium Register students. The purpose of this extra money is to ensure that children from low income families are not at a financial disadvantage during their education as a result of home financial circumstances.
For more information on Free School Meals please visit our Family Support page by clicking here.
If you’d like further information or would like to apply for Pupil Premium, please contact the school office at [email protected]
All schools are required to account for the amount of funding received and how it has been used to support these groups of pupils, click on the links below for Brighstone’s Pupil Premium Statement.