Quick Links

Quick Links

Harper Green


Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as pupils from less deprived families.

Schools receive £955 for every secondary age pupil who claims free school meals or has claimed free school meals in the last six years and each eligible NRPF pupil. £2,345 goes to any student who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order. £310 goes to students with a parent currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD.

Eligibility for Pupil Premium

Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for free school meals. Your child is eligible for free school meals if you receive one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided 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 you apply on or after 1 April 2018, your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Is my child eligible for Free School Meals?

Click on the link below to begin your application for Free School Meals.

Apply for Free School Meals 

How is the Pupil Premium Grant used?

The grant is used to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students of all abilities and close this gap. At Rivington and Blackrod High School, we use a tiered approach as set out in the Education and Endowment Foundation (EEF), which targets spending across the following three areas below.

  • Teaching - Deliver training and professional development for all staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils
  • Academic support - Identify the main issues stopping pupils from succeeding at school and use the pupil premium to fund additional support.
  • Wider approaches - Funding used to support; Support attendance and behaviour; Mental health and emotional resilience; Aspirations and confidence

 Pupil Premium Strategy and Statement