Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.
Registering for free school meals and pupil premium could raise an extra £1,300 for your child's school to fund valuable support like:
Ways which we can support your child:
· Support with their learning, every step of the way
· After school activities
· Breakfast Club / After School Clubs
· School visits and Residentials
· Support with uniform
This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving eligible benefits. It is therefore important to sign up for free school meals/pupil premium as this involves more than a free school lunch and your child's school will receive extra funding to ensure your child gets support.
For further information collect a form from the school office or follow the link below:
The pupil premium grant (PPG) is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers; and to support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
The PPG per-pupil for 2020 to 2021 is as follows:
|Disadvantaged pupils||Pupil premium per pupil|
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM)||£1,345|
|Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM||£955|
|Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority||£2,345|
|Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order||£2,345|
|Service children||Pupil premium per pupil|
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence||£300|
All pupil premium children across the school are highlighted on our tracking systems and in pupil progress meetings, which occur on a half termly basis. These allow us to assign interventions and support where it is needed. Measurable interventions are put in place and assessed in end pupil progress meetings. The whole school is tracked on a provision map, where individual needs and concerns are recorded and targets amended as they are met.
Pupil Premium money will continue to be used to enable access to trips and the Year 5/6 residential trip as this will be especially useful in building confidence at the end of school ready for transition to secondary. PP is also being used throughout the school to develop outdoor learning opportunities and to provide resources to support development for both EYFS, KS1 & KS2 pupil premium children.