St Bonaventure's Catholic Primary School
Email st.bonaventures.p@bristol-schools.uk
Tel 0117 353 2830

IS YOUR CHILD ELIGIBLE FOR PUPIL PREMIUM?

As you know, the school receives pupil premium funding of £1,300 for every child who is eligible. This funding is used to support your child’s education.

If your child is found to be eligible for pupil premium, we can offer you a either a reduction in your one off payment, or five free sessions at either After School Club or Breakfast Club, to be taken at any point during the year academic year (although not on days where the clubs are full up).  PLEASE NOTE: THIS OFFER APPLIES TO NEW APPLICANTS ONLY.  If you child has already been registered for pupil premium with us they will not be eligible for this offer.

HOW DO I FIND OUT IF MY CHILD IS ELIGIBLE?

You can either use the Pupil Premium checker on School Gateway, or look at the list of benefits/criteria below to see if your child has any of these.  If your child is in Reception and Yrs 1 and 2 you can fill out the Pupil Premium Checker Form and return to the school office, and we will check for you. 

IF I THINK MY CHILD IS ELIGIBLE WHAT DO I DO?

You need to apply for free school meals to trigger pupil premium funding (unless your child is adopted, or ever in care, or if you or your partner are in the Armed Forces). Please apply online using the following link: Application for Free School Meals

If this link doesn’t work, just type Bristol Free School Meals Application in your search engine and you will find the website.

WHAT DO I DO IF MY CHILD IS ADOPTED/EVER IN CARE/COMES FROM A FAMILY IN THE ARMED SERVICES?

Please inform the school in writing about your circumstances and we will add you to the pupil premium database. We may require some further evidence to verify your situation, but we will notify you about this at the time.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS ELIGIBLE?

Please get in touch with the school to tell us whether you would like a discount on your one off payment, or if you would rather have five After School Club or five Breakfast Club sessions.

 

LIST OF BENEFITS RELATED TO PUPIL PREMIUM

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999                     see overleaf/

  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (as long as 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 four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

  • Universal Credit.

  • If your child is adopted

  • If your child has ever been in care

  • If you or your partner are a member of the Armed forces (this entitles your child to a reduced amount of pupil premium).