Pupil Premium (PP) benefits at Bude Primary Academy
- £50 PP Personal Budget each school year to be spent on 'educationally enhancing' items and services of your choice such as off-site lessons and clubs, school uniform, music lessons and books etc.
- Free school trips
- Free school swimming lessons
- Free school clubs
- Free Breakfast Club attendance
- 50% reduction on the annual residential trip
- A large range of extra and additional support, interventions and challenges for your child
If you think that your child might be eligible for free school meals and therefore the Pupil Premium, please check the eligibility criteria at the base of this page and make an application using the links above.
Children qualifying for the Pupil Premium include those currently receiving a free school meal (this does NOT include Universal Free School Meals in the Infant School), those who have received a free school meal within the last six years (again NOT including Universal Free School Meals), those in care of the local authority, those adopted from the care of the local authority and those under a Special Guardianship Order.
Children of Service personnel also qualify for a 'Service Child Premium' and therefore receive the benefits as listed above.
The principle aims for our Pupil Premium children
- Quality first teaching
- High attendance
- To embed positive attitudes to learning by staff displaying and encouraging a 'growth mindset' to difficulties
- Flexible support for emotional well-being to enable positive learning outcomes
- Teaching staff know and understand individual learning barriers (and the most effective approaches to overcome them) to facilitate strong progress and enhanced attainment
- To help with costs such as school trips and swimming lessons, uniform, the annual residential, music lessons and off-site clubs/lessons etc
- To provide a range of free extra-curricular clubs and activities
- To engage with parents/carers and support their children through our Parent Support Advisor
Pupil Premium, Pupil Premium Plus and the Service Child Premium
Ofsted inspection report quotes, December 2018
"Leaders have used Pupil Premium funding to put in place a wealth of pastoral support and interventions for disadvantaged pupils. These have been successful in improving the attendance and readiness to learn of these pupils."
Disadvantaged pupild receive a...high degree of pastoral and therapeutic support...to help them overcome the difficulties they face."
"Disadvantaged pupils are given significant pastoral support to overcome the barriers they face and to help them arrive at lessons in a positive state of mind."
"There is a wide range of pastoral support in place for pupils when they need it and a variety of interventions and therapies available to vulnerable pupils who need particular, targeted support. As a result of the work leaders put in, a number of pupils with significant challenges in their lives are able to take part in the life of the school successfully."
"There is good breadth of support in place for pupils who have social, emotional and mental health issues."
"Governors, leaders and members of staff are united in a commitment to keep pupils safe. There is a strong culture of supporting pupils and minimising their risk of harm."
"Leaders' commitments to ensuring that vulnerable pupils are protected and able to thrive in the school is very clear. School leaders work closely with external agencies and with parents to ensure that there is an effective safety net for vulnerable pupils."
Is my child eligible for Pupil Premium Funding?
Your child may be eligible for free school meals and the Pupil Premium if you (or the child themselves in their own right) is in receipt of any of the following benefits.
- Income Support (IS)
- Job Seekers' Allowance (Income-Based) and equal based Job Seekers Allowance.
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA-IR) and equal based Employment and Support Allowance.
- Child Tax Credit (CTC) with an Annual income of less than £16,190.
- Guarantee Element of Pension Credit (GPC)
- Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (IAA) Support
- Universal Credit
Please note that anyone claiming Working Tax Credit, Contribution-Based Job Seeker's Allowance and/or Contribution-Based Employment and Support Allowance is NOT eligible for free school meals, regardless of what other benefits/credits are being claimed. However, you will be temporarily eligible to claim free school meals if you receive a Working Tax Credit run-on, which is the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.