The Pupil Premium is additional funding received by schools for each pupil from disadvantaged families or backgrounds. It is allocated to schools based on the number of children who come from low-income families – this is defined as “those who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals”. It’s important to know that a pupil does not need to have a school dinner, but the parents / carers must have applied and be entitled if they wanted one.
It also includes:
Pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM), at any point in the last six years, (even if it was only for one day); children who have been 'looked after' continuously for more than six months. This money is for schools to decide how to use but should be spent in order to improve the educational outcomes for children from less privileged backgrounds.
This is a government key education policy. It’s based on findings that show that, as a group, children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.
Find out more about whether your child might be eligible at http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/school-transport-and-free-school-meals/apply-for-free-school-meals – even if you choose not to have a school dinner, the pupil premium will benefit the pupil and the school.
The Pupil Premium strategy statements below details our school’s use of Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium Funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils. It outlines our Pupil Premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of Pupil Premium had within our school.
* Letter to parents - how to apply for funding.
* Click the link to apply for Free School Meals
Ongoing support for our Pupil Premium families
We hold an extra 3x meetings a year with our pupil premium families to ensure we work together on your child's priorities and needs to help them become life long learners and use these to help us identify if there are any extra ways we can support using any allocated funding. These are usually at the start of each 'big' term. If you haven't booked your conversation yet, please do speak to your child's class teacher or Mrs Morley.
We are working towards improving our provision for our Pupils Premium children so that every child has the opportunity to attend at least 1 sports/extra curricular club every year.
All our pupil premium children are entitled to take up CoolMilk as part of their 'free' Free Schools Meals entitlement! Speak to the school office if you would like to sign your child up.
Off-site Visit and Activities
We aim to provide subsidies for all educational visits or workshops throughout the year. Specific information is provided when visit letters are sent to parents.
If you require any help with any aspects of support providing School Uniform for your child, we do have grants available for children receiving FSM.
Pupil Premium Champion: Mrs Danielle Morley (Headteacher)
Did you know that we work in conjunction with Move More to support our Pupil Premium Families over the holiday period?
Please contact Move More directly to book a place for your child.