Pupil Premium 2016-17

Universal Free School Meals 

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England will be eligible for free school meals. 

 

Means-tested free school meals 

Eligibility: 

You can get free school meals if your child attends a local authority maintained 

school (not private) like ours, Glodwick, and you receive one of the following:  

• Income Support (IS) 

• Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA) 

• An income-related employment and support allowance 

• Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 

• Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed the current year’s level 

• the Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit 

• Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finished, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week. 

  • Universal Credit 

 

Additionally: 

You, as the parent or guardian, must Receive Child Benefit for the child you are responsible for. 

• Children who receive IS or IBJSA in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals. 

• Children who receive “education suitable for children who have not attained compulsory school age” will still need to satisfy the additional requirement of “receiving education both before and after the lunch period”, before being eligible to receive free school meals.  

There are also cases where the parent/guardian whose children may be eligible for free school meals is not on Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction, i.e. where they are not the householder.  This is generally the case where the pupils’ parent/guardian lives in another household. 

• Universal Credit 

Apply

You will also need to apply if you are getting any of the other benefits listed above.  

You need to complete an application form and submit it to Access Oldham: 

We currently have 28 out of 362 learners eligible for Pupil Premium which generates an individual allowance of £1320 for each child from the Department for Education. 

The school uses this allowance to ensure that these children achieve at least their potential. It provides opportunity for one to one teaching and learning, first hand experiences, as well as learning within a small group. Learning outcomes are monitored by the teaching staff and we have extremely high expectations of our young learners. The analysis of learning progress provides us with the information to deliver additional interventions and support where appropriate.  

This enhanced provision makes a positive difference to the learning outcomes and although we would strive to maintain this position without the funding, it plays a significant part. 

In the 2014 we received £93,600 Pupil Premium. We had 26.9% of children in receipt of pupil premium. 

In 2015  we received £74,260 Pupil Premium. We currently have only 11% (40 children) in receipt of Pupil Premium. 

The reduction in funding is due to the Universal Free School Meals Offer from the Government. This has resulted in many parents not registering their infant children for the free school meal benefit.  

The school is losing funding and our Pupil Premium figures are also inaccurate.  

Please check your eligibility and sign up your child for free school meals if you are entitled. It means we will receive the extra funding in school to educate your child better.  

In 2016 we received £36,960 Pupil Premium which represents 7.7% of children. As you can see our funding is going down each year. Not because circumstances have changed, but because parents are not applying as they think they do not need to do so. Please help us by making an application for this benefit. Thank you.

In the 2014 we have received £93,600 Pupil Premium. We had 26.9% of children in receipt of pupil premium.

In 2015  we have received £74,260 Pupil Premium. We currently have only 11% (40 children) in receipt of Pupil Premium

The reduction in funding is due to the Universal Free School Meals Offer from the Government. This has resulted in many parents not registering their infant children for the free school meal benefit.

The school is losing funding and our Pupil Premium figures are also inaccurate.