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The Pupil Premium 2018-19

Vision statement

“Our vision for inclusive learning at IGS is that all students are enabled and empowered to achieve their personal best whatever their academic or socio-economic starting points. ​We believe that this can be achieved through a caring, systematic, personalised and holistic approach to overcoming barriers to learning and personal development.”​

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is a government initiative designed to support the achievement of students who fall into the following groups:

  • Children currently in receipt of Free School Meals for the academic year 2018-19
  • Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM (children who have been eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years)
  • Looked-after children (LAC)
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.To enable your child’s school to claim the Pupil Premium for an adopted young person, you will need to inform the school about your child and provide supporting evidence, for example, show the school the original Adoption (Court) Order.  This will then trigger the payment of the Pupil Premium to the school from April 2019.
  • Service children: Pupils from Year 7 to Year 11 recorded as Ever 6 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

Who is eligible?

Your child might 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
  • Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Other groups who receive the Pupil Premium are:

The funding received for each Pupil Premium child 2018-19:

  • Secondary Y7-Y11 Ever 6 FSM pupils £935
  • Looked After Children (LAC) £2300
  • Post Looked After Children (Post LAC)  £2300
  • Service Children £300

Key links and attachments:

  • Our Pupil Premium Policy 2018-19 can be viewed HERE 
  • Our annual information letter sent to the parents/carers of students currently in receipt of the Pupil Premium can be viewed HERE
  • Our annual information letter sent to all parents/carers of students currently in Years 7-11 can be viewed HERE
  • Information about the Enrichment Allocation for post looked-after and LAC children can be found HERE
  • Our Literacy and Numeracy catchup premium report for 2017-18 can be found HERE
  • Our Annual Report on Pupil Premium for 2017-18 and priorities for 2018-19 can be viewed HERE

Further Information

The DfE Conditions of Pupil Premium Grant for 2018-19 can be accessed via the following link:-


There is also a wealth of information available on the Bradford Schools Online Website. If you think your child may be eligible to receive Free School Meals or ‘Ever 6 Service Child’ Premium please make an application via the Bradford website.


Please note that if a child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding but they do not require any additional support we will still need to monitor their progress. Please see our school website for more details.

Types of support/provision available

The school uses the Pupil Premium money to fund a range of activities, resources and interventions and where possible we will try to target funding to maximise the impact on achievement. Listed below are some examples of what the Pupil Premium money was used for last academic year:

  • To provide additional support in English and maths for identified pupils.
  • To meet half the cost of all core Curriculum trips and visits.
  • To fund Food Technology to provide ingredients for Pupil Premium students as required.
  • To fund Resistant Materials to allow Pupil Premium students to manufacture products.
  • To provide Pupil Premium students with the equipment and resources they need for their school work including set texts and revision guides for students in year 11.
  • To fund a Breakfast Club, to provide students with a nutritious breakfast and a check-in with pastoral staff
  • To provide enhanced pastoral and counselling support for students as required.
  • To enable students to have iPads
  • To provide a limited number of crested items of uniform if required.
  • To support participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Please note that the Enrichment Allocation is additional funding available for Looked After and Post Looked After children – see link above for more information.

Contact details

Should you wish to discuss the Pupil Premium further with someone in school please contact me directly and I will be able to answer any questions you may have. Any information shared will be treated in the strictest confidenceand there are systems in place to ensure that support for students is provided sensitively. I can be contacted directly by email Jamie.gutch@ilkleygs.co.uk or by calling the school number: 01943 608 424

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