Pupil Premium

We are committed to ensuring all students fulfil their potential and strive to assist them in overcoming any barriers they face.

The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the Government to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

It is paid to schools for each student who:

– Is recorded as being eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM)
– Is looked after (CLA)
– Has a parent serving in the armed forces (SC)

Schools have the responsibility of deciding the most effective use of the funding, in order to provide additional support which will have an impact on the progress of all disadvantaged students.

Who is eligible for Free School Meals?

You will be eligible to apply if you are receiving one of the benefits listed below:

– Income Support
– Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
– Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
– Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
– Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
– The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
– Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
– Universal Credit – Your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

If you or a partner receive Working Tax Credit regardless of income you will not qualify for free school meals.

Applications for Free School Meals are made directly to Cheshire West and Chester Council. Applications can be made here

Pupil Premium Spending

Schools must publish how the funding is spent and what the anticipated impact will be of that spending. The documentation can be found below:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-2024>
Covid Catch Up Spending >

If you have any questions about Pupil Premium or need support in making an application for Free School Meals, then please contact the Main Office or Mr Wilson (Assistant Headteacher) wilsonth@christofidelis.org.uk

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