Pupil Premium payments, which are used to enhance the quality of your child's education, are available to all eligible pupils. At Harris Primary Academy Orpington, Pupil Premium is used to provide your child with:
- Additional support with their learning including Speech and Language support, Counselling, Booster Classes and behaviour and learning support
- Target support with reading
- Discount towards the cost of school trips, visits and events
- Discount for all clubs and sports
All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are now entitled to receive free school meals however, your child may be missing out on this additional support, targeted towards ensuring they make fantastic progress in their learning.
Parents and carers who receive one or more of the qualifying benefits listed below should complete a Pupil Premium application in order for the child's school to benefit from this additional funding.
Who should apply?
Parents of children aged four or over attending a maintained school in Bromley who receive child benefit for the child/children and one or more of the following:
Equal Based JSA / ESA
Income Support (IS)
Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
Income-related employment and support allowance (IRESA)
Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone receives for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
How to apply
Please apply online here
Important note: If your child was eligible for Free School Meals on 1 April 2018, then there is no need for you to apply again before they leave primary school - they will remain eligible until then.
Once you have completed the form and are registered for free school meals, please come to the office to ensure we are claiming and using this money to support YOUR child.
Find out more about how we use the Pupil Premium by clicking here.