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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. 

 

The DfE has provided the following guidance for use of this funding for all schools:

"Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils."    Source: DfE website

 

The Governing Body have decided that this grant should be spent as follows:-  

  • To fund school trips, extracurricular activities, books to promote reading and/or opportunities and resources to boost learning
  • To provide additional individual or small group tuition programmes for those children on FSM who need a boost to their learning in order to reach   their potential
  • To enable the children to access individual musical instrument hire and tuition.

 

Additionally we support children’s learning in the classroom by:

  • ensuring that class sizes are as low as possible
  • ensuring that the children who qualify for PPG have their needs clearly identified and their progress closely monitored through school supporting further interventions in learning when this would help a PPG child reach their potential.

 

We write to all parents whose children are entitled to free school meals or who have been entitled over the previous five years in September outlining the above support available.  We also assure parents that all matters regarding the use of our PPG are treated with discretion and in confidence.

 

Use of the Pupil Premium Grant 2017-2020 can be found here - 

PPG Report 2017-2020

Our PPG strategy is reviewed termly by the Governing Body.

 

Impact of Provision:

We carefully monitor our allocation to ensure that it has had a positive impact on the children. We look for clear evidence of increased rates of progress and achievement, for example in respect of reading ages. We also look for evidence of improved attitudes to learning and the taking up of additional activities such as music lesson or sports clubs. Feedback from parents can also act as a qualitative measure for assessing how successful our support has been.

 

Do you Qualify?

Parents or guardians receiving the following benefits can claim Free School Meals:

  •     Income Support
  •     Jobseekers Allowance (Income Based)
  •     Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  •     Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of less than £16190
  •     Pension Guarentee Credit
  •     Supprt under Part VI Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

 

You will normally be eligble for Free School Meals if you receive any amount of Working Tax Credit.

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