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Pupil Premium

At Shenfield High School we have high aspirations for all of our students. We believe that they should all be given the opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of their background and prior attainment.

Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium grant is funding made available to us to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged students.

Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds face extra challenges in reaching their potential and often do not perform as well as their peers.

The Pupil Premium grant is designed to allow us to help disadvantaged students by further supporting their progress and the exam results they achieve.

Schools get Pupil Premium funding based on the number of pupils on-roll who:-

  • are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been at any point in the last six years.
  • have a parent currently serving in Her Majesty’s Forces or is retired on a MoD pension.
  • have left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order (SCO) or child arrangement order.

According to the DfE “School leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice. It is up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium.”

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-26

Eligibility for Pupil Premium

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

To apply online please use the following link