Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding and Free School Meals

Since September 2014, all Key Stage 1 and Reception children have been entitled to a free hot school meal each day.  If you would like your child to have a hot meal please sign up and order them via SFU.  Children of course may still bring a packed lunch if you wish.

Schools receive pupil premium funding from the government for all children (even if they receive a funded meal in Years Reception to Year 2), whose families are eligible for free school meals, for children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months or any pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. This invaluable funding is used by the school to help raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. One example of this is by contributing to the cost of learning support assistants who provide much needed support and also lead and organise a range of one-to-one or small-group interventions under the guidance of class teachers and our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

The current amount of pupil premium funding we receive for students registered for free school meals is £1,450 per child. A premium is also available to support children whose parents are currently serving, or have served in the past 3 years, in the Armed Forces. 

Of course, we can only receive the funding if you let us know that you are eligible to receive free meals for your child, or if you are a member of the armed forces. Even if your child does not want to have hot meals at school, it would be beneficial to your child if you apply for them anyway, so that we can receive the funding and use it to assist your child and others in their education. 

All information about pupil premium and free school meals is kept confidentially. Please click on the link above to access the form for free school meals and send the completed form to the school office (paper copies are also available). If any parents are members of the Armed Forces please e-mail or telephone us to let us know.