Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
Schools get pupil premium funding based on the number of pupils they have from the following groups:
- Free school meals or those who have claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
- Looked-after and previously looked-after children – pupils who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
The service premium is not part of the pupil premium as the rules to attract the service premium are different, but schools do receive support to help pastoral support for students that have parents:
- serving in HM Forces
- retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence
Lushtrust – The Shaftesbury School Foundation, Shastonian Travel Transport Trust, John Foyle Charity, William Williams Charity, Sixth Form Students only – 16-19 Bursary
- Books & Equipment
- Trips & Courses
- Hardship & Aspiration
If you wish to apply, then please visit http://lushtrust.org/
Shastonian Travel Transport Trust
John Foyle Charity
They offer the general relief of financial hardship affecting individuals living in Shaftesbury, Melbury and Cann. Their aim is to offer general financial support to families when things are tough.
- Computer equipment
- Employment training costs
- Hospital travel expenses
- Purchase of books and tools
When completing an application, you are required to include a sponsor to help support the decision for funding. The school would happily be the sponsor, should you need us to do so.
William Williams Charity
Sixth Form Students only – 16-19 Bursary
- Students who the government has identified as ‘highly vulnerable’ such as students looked after by the local authority, care leavers, students who receive Income Support [in their own right] and those entitled to both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance will receive a bursary of £1,200 in six half-termly instalments.
- Students who are eligible for free school meals or who come from families with a household income of below £26,000 will be able to apply for assistance to meet educational needs such as the cost of transport to school, equipment and educational visits. Please note it is not guaranteed that the fund will be sufficient to pay all needs in full.
- If sufficient funds are available we may also be able to provide some support to students on a family income of £26,000-30,000.