Pupil Premium

Funding Principles for Pupil Premium (March 2021)

All staff and students at John Colet School believe that through hard work, inspiration, mutual respect and enjoyment, we will achieve success together. We are committed to the principle that every student fulfils their potential.

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium into main school funding to for disadvantaged students to address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), those who have been eligible in the last 6 years (FSME6), looked after children or children of armed forces families and their peers. It is our job to ensure that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

We aim to do this in a number of ways and these strategies are evaluated frequently and reviewed based on their impact.

Evaluation and Projection of Pupil Premium 2021-22

Evaluation of Pupil Premium spending 2019-20

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2022

Free School Meals

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility is judged against the benefits that the applying parent/carer is entitled to.

You are entitled to Free School Meals if you are in receipt of:

  • Universal Credit - with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance (IBJSA)
  • An Income–related employment and support allowance (ESA)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of the State Pension Credit
  • If you are entitled to Child Tax Credit and also Working Tax Credit, you will be eligible for Free School Meals: during the four week period immediately after your employment ceases or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week.

If you believe you are eligible for Free School Meals based on the criteria above, it is important to apply for Free School Meals through your child’s school. If you are eligible, this will allow:

  • the school to claim the Pupil Premium funding from the Department of Education
  • you to potentially claim extra support such as help with home to school transport – children receiving only Universal Infant Free School Meals are not entitled to any additional support
  • your child to receive free school meals

Apply for Free School Meals

If you believe that you are eligible for Free School Meals, please complete this application form.

If you have children at different schools, you will need to contact each school individually to apply for Free School Meals for each child.

 Family Liaison Officer


My name is Victoria Pearcey and I am the appointed Family Liaison Officer for the John Colet School.

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My role is to provide pastoral support to families and provide guidance regarding any issues that you may have in relation to your child and their education. My aim is to encourage parental involvement within the school and support your child. I liaise with school staff or outside agencies where necessary and appropriate. I am passionate about enabling your child to reach their full potential.

I am the point of contact for families aiming to offer advice, guidance and support them during their journey at John Colet School. I work primarily, but not exclusively, with identified children (Pupil Premium and Service children). Should you have any questions or concerns regarding school related issues I am here to offer support in the best interests of your child. If you feel you would benefit from my support, please do contact me.

Should you wish to speak with me in person please do call or email me and we can arrange an appointment. I will also be outside the main school entrance between 8:20- 8:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays should you wish to see me then for an informal chat.

We are currently in unprecedented times due to the Coronavirus pandemic and we acknowledge this can be challenging for students and families of the John Colet School. There is information on the school website which may answer any questions you have. I am more than willing to discuss anything so please do contact me.

Please note, that due to Coronavirus there have been some changes to extracurricular activities, but as a school we are committed to character development and recognise the importance of this. We will still be offering some activities. If your child would like to attend but you are facing barriers please do contact me and we will aim to work with you to overcome these for the benefit of your child.

I am contactable Monday- Friday 8:20-12:20

Telephone: 01296 623348

E mail: familyliaison@johncolet.co.uk

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