The Pupil Premium is additional money allocated to the Academy for children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free school meals (FSM) and to children of service families and who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
To make the most effective use of Pupil Premium funding, we ensure teaching and learning is delivered through small targeted groups for core learning. We deploy Higher Level Teaching Assistants to deliver a wide range of focused, small group and 1-1 intervention sessions; Pastoral Care, Emotional Literacy and Speech and Language programmes during the school day.
For more information on how this was spent to help the children please view our Pupil Premium Strategy documents below.
Pupil Premium is available for children whose parents receive:
Jobseeker’s Allowance (income-based)
Employment and Support Allowance (income-based)
Child Tax Credit based on income below £16,190
The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Asylum Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Children who receive Income Support or income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance in their own right qualify as well.
If you believe that you are eligible where possible, we would encourage you to apply online for Free School Meals as this is the quickest/easiest way for an application to be processed by BCP. The link below will take you directly to the online application for completion.
Alternatively, you can complete a paper form by clicking on the following link Free School Meals Application 2023-2024 and printing the form. Please then send your completed form directly to email@example.com
Once an application has been processed, you will be sent a letter notifying you of the outcome.
For families applying for Free School Meals with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) please click here.
The document below shows how the Pupil Premium funding is targeted to support disadvantaged pupils to close learning gaps.