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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is a designated amount of money that the government allocates to each school, based upon a number of factors which are linked to the perceived deprivation of certain pupils in school. St Mary's receives its Pupil Premium budget based on the amount of pupils entitled to Free School Meals. The school also receives additional funding, Pupil Premium Plus, for pupils who have a parent serving within HM Forces or are Looked After. This funding is used to support these pupils reach their full potential and the schools uses this funding to provide in-school support as well as access to a range of additional opportunities. Please see our funding plan and statement at the bottom for further information.

Is my child entitled to Pupil Premium funding?

To apply you simply need to register for Free School Meals, (even if you opt for your child to have packed lunches)

How to apply:

You can register your entitlement for Pupil Premium/Free School Meals - Eligible by Benefit (EBB) if :

  • you have children who attend a school in Bath and North East Somerset*, and
  • you are in receipt of any of the qualifying benefits listed below. 

Qualifying benefits for Pupil Premium/Free School Meals:

Please click here for Free School Meals Guidance

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, without any Working Tax Credit, and an annual household income (as assessed by His Majesty's Revenue and Customs) that is not more than £16,190
  • Run-on Working Tax Credit which is only paid for 4 weeks after you STOP qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit 

How to register

Please note that the Local Authority will check your initial and on-going eligibility to qualifying benefits on your behalf using the DFE online Free School Meal Eligibility Checking Service. Your National Insurance or National Asylum Seeker Support Number and Date of Birth must be completed clearly and accurately.

Monitoring Pupil Premium Spending

At St Mary's, our Pupil Premium Governor (Olwyn Donnelly) and Deputy Head (Sharon Champneys) meet throughout the academic year to review the school's strategy for spending its funding as well as monitoring pupil progress and other important evidence. Below, you will be able to download our most recent review of our strategy statement:

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