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Pupil Premium

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Ashfield School: Use of the Pupil Premium
Purpose of the Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive additional funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months or are adopted from care or leave care under a Special Guardianship or Residential Order. An additional payment is also received for children of service personnel.

Strategic allocation of Pupil Premium funding has led to a marked increase in progress for vulnerable groups measured by both internal assessment data and external examination outcomes.

A Deputy Head teacher with specific responsibility for Pupil Premium regularly tracks and reports on the progress of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups up to and including Post 16. The progress of disadvantaged students maintains a high profile at leadership, whole school and governance level.

The purchase of SISRA, an online data tracking and analysing package will enable disadvantaged students to be tracked and intervened with quickly and purposefully.

In planning spending we keep in mind the ‘Ofsted’ ten ‘top gap busters’ (February 2013)

  1.  Data tracking that identifies the gaps
  2.  High Profile of pupils eligible for free school meals
  3.  Mentoring
  4.  Effective teaching and learning
  5.  Strong careers information, advice and guidance
  6.  Literacy support
  7.  Targeted support
  8.  The full range of educational experiences
  9.  Good attendance
  10. Good facilities for supported self-study

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Free School Meals

How to apply for Free School Meals

If you receive any of the following support payments your child may be

entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit
  • and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

If you believe your child may be entitled to receive free school meals, you

simply need to fill in an application form supplied by your local council. The

council will then inform the school, and provide the funding.

At Ashfield, students receiving free school meals are anonymous as a daily

payment is made directly to a student’s account and they ‘pay’ for their

food using the cashless ‘finger’ system.

If you would like to apply for Free School Meals from Nottinghamshire County Council, please click here

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