Did you know … just registering your child for Pupil Premium means that your school gets extra money?
Register now to make sure that your child does not miss out! The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called the ‘Pupil Premium’. For every child registered at Thornborough Infant School, the school receives £1320.
With this money we can provide additional teaching assistant time to give 1:1 and small group support to eligible pupils or purchase extra resources to support your child’s learning. If your child is registered you can also get help towards the cost of school visits, school milk, school uniform and before and after school clubs.
Eligibility for Pupil Premium is usually dictated by family circumstances, such as income or professional status, or whether the child is in care. Currently, children who are eligible for free school meals based on their family circumstances are entitled to the Pupil Premium. This applies if they are entitled to any of the following benefits:
- Universal credit
- Income support
- Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of state pension credit
- Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less
Pupils who previously qualified for free school meals based on the eligibility criteria mentioned above, but are no longer eligible, will continue to receive Pupil Premium for the next six years.
Please ask Mrs Willmot for a copy of the Pupil Premium form from the school office. No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
Please see below for our Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-2026