At the school, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and this policy outlines how we will ensure it is spent to maximum effect.
Our Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed annually in Summer term where the context of the school and challenges faced are analyzed to ensure the Pupil Premium Grant is narrowing the gap between pupil groups and that all children are high attaining.
How can you benefit further and help the school?
You may be eligible for Pupil Premium Free School Meals which could be of benefit to you for a number of other resources i.e. subsidised music lessons etc. We would ask that you take a look at the eligibility criteria below and if you think you are eligible. This funding will support the school to enhance provision for your child too.
How do I know if I qualify for Free School Meals?
The GOV.UK website explains that a child may be eligible for Pupil Premium free school meals (FSM) if their parents are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided the parents are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax credit
- Universal Credit – for those applying on or after 1 April 2018, their household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits they get). For more information on Universal credits please click here