Early Years Pupil Premium
What is the Early Years Pupil Premium
The pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, less family support, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuation. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and the children in their class.
Are you eligible?
You will be able to claim if you are in receipt of the following benefits:
- Income support
- Income based job seekers 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 and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 (please note you must not be claiming working tax credit)
- Working tax credit run-on (paid for four weeks after a family stops qualifying for working tax credit)
- Universal credit
If you are not sure about your eligibility please ask Jisola or Kim at Reception
How did we spend the Early Years Pupil premium on 2017-2018
Click here to see the 2017-2018 Early Years Pupil Premium Report
Just few ideas on what some of the children experienced during 2018
Malak has been on trips to Greenwich Park and other local trips. She is going to group interventions to help her develop her English.
M has been on local trips and visits to the soft play.
C has been on trips to the library and to see the Ugly Duckling at Christmas.
Z went on the trip to see the Ugly Duckling at Christmas. He is also going to group interventions to help him with his stutter
Fr has been on trips to Greenwich Park and other local trips to see the river or Deptford Park.
T-L went on the trip to the Maritime Museum. She is going to group interventions to help her develop her confidence in the classroom.
E has been on trips to see the Christmas lights and the Ugly Duckling at Christmas.
S has been on trips to the library and to see the Ugly Duckling at Christmas.
For free school meals parents/carers can apply online www.lewisham.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or by calling 020 8314 6221 (10 am-4 pm Monday to Friday). If you qualify schools will be notified by the next working day.