Is your child entitled to extra support in school?
In addition to receiving a free school meal, if your joint family income is less than £16,190 per year and you are in receipt of benefits your child may have access to extra funding.
Registering for free school meals and pupil premium could raise an extra £1,300 for your child's school to fund valuable support like:
· Funding exciting projects across the school
· Support with their learning - TAs, resources, training for support staff, extra teacher time, mentoring, booster work, tutor time.
· After school activities / Music lessons
· 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 2016-17 is as follows:
|Disadvantaged pupils||Pupil Premium per pupil|
|Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM||£1,320|
|Looked After Children (LAC)||£1,900|
|Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 1 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order||£1,900|
|Pupils in Year Groups R to 11 recorded as Ever 5 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.||£300|
Follow the link for the pupil premium figures for 2016/17. Please note the report is currently under review.