Southfield’s Pupil Premium Strategy and Review
Please click this link to read our PPG strategic plan for 2020 - 2021 and evaluation for 2019 - 2020.
We will next review our PPG strategy in Autumn 2021
How is the PPG allocated at Southfield?
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011. The funding, received as an addition sum to the general annual grant (calculated using the total number of children on roll), is based on school census figures for the following children:
Those eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past six years
Those who have been adopted, or have a special guardianship, residence or child arrangements order in place
Those recorded as a service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence
Eligibility for Free School Meals
Families who are in receipt of one or more of the following are entitled to free school meals and by registering, unlock vital funding that the school can use to support their child:
- 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
Applying for Free School Meals
Parents/carers can register for free school meals by completing a short online form using the web address: www.swindon.gov.uk/schoolmeals or by visiting the school office for support with a paper copy.