In 2011-2012 The Government launched its' Pupil Premium funding. This money is allocated to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are in receipt of certain benefits which usually indicated eligibility for Free School Meals [FSM]. Money is also available for children who are in care. From 2012-2013 eligibility was expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years. It has also been expanded to include children of members of the armed forces.
This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
Even if you do not wish your child to have the free meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child. We also assure parents that all matters regarding the use of the Special Fund are treated with discretion and in confidence.
If your child does not have Free School Meals but may be eligible because of the benefits received by your family’s, please contact the school office (in confidence) to register them. Please contact the school office Mrs. Julie Faircliff and Mrs. Paulina Dabrowska.
We encourage you to find out if you are eligible as the pupil premium provides much needed funds for hour child's education.