Pupil Premium and Primary Sports Premium Grant
What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is an additional grant given to schools by the Government to help focus on the needs of disadvantaged students with an aim to address inequalities between students eligible for free school meals (FSM) and those students who are not. Additionally the Government believes this funding will help to close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Once a year we provide the department for Education with information about our pupils as part of the schools census return, the information we provide them in January determines how much money we receive for specific pupils. Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support those pupils eligible. Schools are required to report this information.


Does my child Qualify for Pupil Premium?



Children qualify for free school meals - and accordingly pupil premium - if you receive any of the following benefits:

• Universal credit (provided you have a net income of £7400 or less)
• Income support
• Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
• Income-related employment and support allowance
• Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The guaranteed element of state pension credit
• Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less


Universal Credit is being rolled out, with an expected completion date of March 2022. All pupils who were eligible to receive Pupil Premium and Free School Meals up to April 2018 will continue to receive free school meals during this period. Once fully rolled out, any claimants that no longer meet the eligibility criteria will continue to qualify for free school meals until the end of their current stage of education.

Children who are in care, have ever been in care or who have parents in the armed forces, are entitled to Pupil Premium.


How is Pupil Premium Spent at Cranbury College?


In the case of Cranbury College, due to the ever changing school roll, and the nature of all our students, it is difficult to link Pupil Premium funding to specific pupils. Cranbury College is aware that many of our students are disadvantaged not only as a consequence of deprivation but a result of the negative impact of permanent exclusion or ill health.

We will continue to use the Pupil Premium funding to support students to raise standards and attainment. The funding has been used in a number of different areas, including but not limited to:

• Wider curriculum experience - to enhance the curriculum, ensure the students are
   able to participate and to give them opportunity to experience new and challenging
   activities

• To improve attendance and engagement and consequently to raise the achievement
   and attainment of vulnerable students

• To create a nurturing environment on all sites to enable students to thrive and realise
   their potential


Our aim for Cranbury College is to be the cornerstone of support to young people in Reading.  We offer a provision of services that make a positive impact on the outcomes for young people and the schools they attend. Cranbury College provision is flexible, bespoke and offers an enriched curriculum to meet the academic and vocational needs as well as health and well being of all its students. The College offers teaching and learning opportunities that provide young people with literacy and numeracy progression alongside socialisation skills and preparation for their next steps in Education. The Pupil Premium Grant helps support this vision.


Primary Sport Premium


The primary PE and sport premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. Although Cranbury College is not a Primary School, we receive funding for this for the young people accessing our Primary Provision. The £150 million per year funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health, and Culture, Media and Sport (DfE, DH, DCMS). The funding is allocated directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced. This means it may only be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport in schools. In February 2014 the government committed to continue the funding until 2020.

Cranbury College is committed to spending the funding received to improve the outcomes of sport to those accessing our Primary Provision, ensuring this adds and is embedded in the curriculum we offer. 



Further Information


If you require more information you may contact the SEN and Vulnerable Groups Manager on l.baker@maidenerleghtrust.org or call us on 0118 9376847

For further information from the government please click here
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