This details the additional funding that we receive to support eligible children and how we plan to spend this across the year.
The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for funding and their peers. More information as to this can be found here
To be eligible for free school meals the child’s family must be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
Kent County Council have launched an online Free School Meals application service including an eligibility assessment to establish whether you have an entitlement to Free School Meals. This can be accessed at http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals.
The school will be notified automatically of any successful applications.
Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in a government-funded school and in:
Tell your local authority if you also get any of the qualifying benefits. Your child’s school can get extra funding if you do.
In September 2014, the Government introduced ‘Universal Free School Meals’ for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. However, it is important that parents/carers of children in these year groups still apply (through completing a very short form!) for free school meals if they think that they may be eligible, so that the school receives pupil premium funding for them.
If you would like to find out more about whether your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding, please enquire in the school office.
Our aim is for those pupils eligible for Pupil Premium (PP) funding to achieve better than the average for “all” pupils nationally by the time they leave at the end of Y6.
Pupil Premium funding will be used to:
We review the impact of our Pupil Premium funding annually, we use assessment data and our well-being toolkit to measure the impact of our funding. Our next Pupil Premium strategy review will be July 2022.