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Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
The Pupil Premium is a sum of money allocated to schools each year to narrow attainment gaps between pupils from low income families and their peers. It aims to provide significant funding for disadvantaged children to help close the attainment gap.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to the school and is generated by children:
Currently, pupils in Years 1 and 2 as well as Reception children all receive free school meals. This provision is called Universal Free School Meals or UFSM.
Parents in low income families or those that are unemployed can apply for Pupil Premium funding so that their children can receive free school meals in subsequent school years (Year 3 and onwards). Pupil Premium funding may also give children access to some discounted educational trips and events throughout their school years and additional support to their learning.
Please read on to find out how to check if you are eligible and if so, how to apply for this financial support.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we are accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the premium and the extra support they receive. Further information can be found in our strategy reports.
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you receive any of these benefits:
Please note you are not eligible if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit.
1. Registering is really quick and easy – you can apply online at Pupil Premium Application and get an immediate answer. If you are eligible, your child’s school will be notified within 5 working days.
2. If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal, saving you more than £350 a year.
3. If you don’t want your child to have the free school meals, they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, you still get discounts for some educational activities.
4.If you have any problems with applying for this support, please call in our school office on 002392661818.
No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
Alternatively if you would like the school to check on your behalf, please speak to Mrs Penney in our office. Note we will need parent’s name, parent’s date of birth and parent’s national insurance number.
Your help and co-operation is greatly appreciated.
Department for Education Articles and advice for children and young people.