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. At St John’s we pride ourselves in all of our pupils reaching their full potential regardless of their personal circumstances or previous attainment.
Funding is allocated to the school as follows (please see the Pupil Premium Grant for how the school utilises this money):
£1,320 for pupils in Reception class to Year 6 who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
£2,300 for pupils in Reception class to Year 6 who have left local-authority care because of adoption, special guardianship order, child arrangements order or a residence order
Your child can get free school meals if your combined annual household income is below
£16,190 (as assessed by HMRC) and you get one of the following benefits:
- Income-based: income support or jobseeker’s allowance (not eligible if on contribution based jobseeker’s allowance)
- Income-related: employment support allowance (not eligible if on contribution based employment support allowance)
- Universal credit
- Income support
- The guaranteed element of state pension credit
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child tax credit only.
If you're not on benefits
If your income is below £16,190 and you are not on any benefits your family will not be eligible.
If one parent earns above £16,190
If one partner or spouse in the household gets benefits and the other gets an annual income above £16,190, as assessed by HMRC, your family will not be eligible for free school meals.
If you get working tax credit regardless of your annual household income your family will not be eligible for free school meals.
To apply you need to create an account and submit an online application at the link below:
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding:
Pupil Premium Strategy 2021/2022 - 2023/2024 (updated in December 2022)