Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Fund

At Trekenner school we are passionate about allowing all children to develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to become lifelong learners able to contribute effectively to the local and global society. As such it is vital that a focus of our work is on reducing inequalities for children who are socially disadvantaged. 

The aim of the Pupil Premium Fund (PPF) is to reduce underlying inequalities for Looked After Pupils (LAC), those currently or previously entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) and pupils whose parents are in the Services (see service premium, below). The school implements many strategies to support pupil’s needs. All pupils benefit from various support strategies.

Pupil Premium Fund (PPF) is funded according to the number of pupils in the following categories:

  • Free School Meals
  • Ever 6 (A pupil who is not currently eligible for free school meals but has qualified for FSM at any time in the last 6 years.)
  • CIC (pupils in care of the local authority for one day or more)
  • Pupils who have left LA care because of adoption, special guardianship, child arrangement order or a residence order
  • Pupils of service personnel – see below
  • The service premium is extra funding for schools to support pupils with parents in the armed forces.
  • Pupils attract the premium if they meet the following criteria:
  • Service Premium
  • one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
  • they have been registered as a ‘service child’ since 2012
  • one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) or the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)

The governors at Trekenner C.P. School recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM. The governors reserve the right to allocate the PPF to support any pupil or group of pupils that the school has legitimately recognised as being socially disadvantaged. We do, in addition, support the funding of many interventions /support programmes from the school’s main budget from which all pupils benefit. It is also worth noting that many pupils who qualify for the PPF fall into more than one vulnerable group. Therefore, our pupils may benefit from a range of provision to meet their needs.

Your child may be eligible for free school meals 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

How do I apply?

To apply for free school meals/pupil premium funding, click on the link below.

Link: Cornwall Council Application