Skills for Life
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding made available to schools in order to addresses current inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Children in Local Authority Care (CiC) and Children from Service Families (CSF), and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Children who have been eligible for FSM at any point during the past 6 years continue to receive funding through the Pupil Premium (Ever 6).
The Head of School on behalf of the Governing Body can decide how that funding is spent and is accountable for ensuring it has maximum impact.
The Sutton Trust Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. This toolkit emphasizes the importance of good quality teaching for all the children including the most vulnerable groups. Therefore where possible we use the pupil premium to fund whole school initiatives that we feel will enhance all children’s ability to learn.
To view full pupil premium policies please use the link(s) below:
Free School Meals
A large number of students at Greenacre Academy benefit from free school meals. Where they are entitled to this, a daily credit is added to their account.
Your son may be entitled to a free school meal if you receive either:
- Employment and Support Allowance (income-related)
- Income Support
- Jobseeker’s Allowance (income-based)
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
You will not be entitled to Free School Meals if you receive any element of Working Tax Credit or if your annual household income (as assessed by HMRC) is greater than £ 16,190. Proof of your benefit will not need to be provided at this stage, however, you will be informed if any proof of benefit is required at a later date.
If you wish to apply for free school meals, you can do so online using the link below: