Pupil Premium (PP): The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers nationally.
Service Pupil Premium (SPP): The Service Pupil Premium is designed to assist the school in providing the additional support that children of parents in the Forces may need. Eligible schools receive the premium so that they can offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on service children of family mobility or parental deployment.
The children entitled to pupil premium are
- Children in receipt of free school meals
- Children in service families (Service Pupil Premium)
- Looked after or adopted children
All children in foundation stage and key stage 1 are entitled to a free school lunch from the universal free school meals system, however this does not mean they are in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant. To be entitled to pupil premium funding, children must register as a 'family entitled to government benefits', details of which are available at the school office. Parents will be contacted annually to ensure that all children entitled to pupil premium funding are registered.
An online self service to check eligibility for free school meals is available at http://www3.hants.gov.uk/caterers/hc3s