The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to: local authority maintained schools, including special schools, academies and pupil referral units (PRUs).
Nunthorpe Academy receives Pupil Premium funding from the government each year. As a school we are totally committed to raising the aspirations and standards of achievement of all students and there are a number of ways in which we are striving to close gaps in achievement.
Free School Meals
We know that there are lots of things for your family to consider when the academy week begins; but have you and your child decided what they will be having for lunch every day?
School meals will give your child a real appetite for learning and help them to achieve their full potential. Did you know that your child could qualify for free school meals? If your child is eligible it means they can enjoy delicious, healthy meals without the bills (£350 per year) and the fuss of making packed lunches. Many children at our academy are already eating free school meals, and your child may be able to have them too.
Nunthorpe Academy operates a cashless system which means that at the till all students feel the same. We feel this is an inclusive way to operate. There is nothing healthier for your child and your family’s budget than free school meals. As professional cooks prepare meals for your child, it saves you having to worry about the effort and expense of making packed lunches every day.
Your child may be eligible to receive free school meals if you are entitled to receive one of the following:
- Income Support (IS);
- Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance (IBJSA);
- An Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(IR));
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
- Child Tax Credit (provided that you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, assessed by HM Revenue and Customs, that from 6 April 2009 does not exceed £16,190).
Nunthorpe Academy will receive extra funding For every child registered for a free school meal (as Pupil Premium funding), the academy will receive money to spend on extra resources.
If you believe that you may be eligible to receive this, further information can be found here: Free School Meals – do you qualify?
Children of Service Personnel
Nunthorpe Academy will also receive additional funding for students who are children of Service Personnel. Please inform Nunthorpe Academy if you are in the services and make sure your data form is up to date.
If you believe that you may be eligible to receive this please visit the link above for further information.