Free School Meals & Pupil Premium
In the UK, a free school meal is a school meal and milk provided to a child or young person during school hours and paid for by the Government. Currently parents have to qualify and apply for Free School Meals. If you qualify (click here to link directly to Worcestershire County Council to access further information), following free school meals being awarded, you will receive a direct payment for school meals and free school milk for your child and access to part or full payment for a variety of items including free school uniform shoes, free educational trips, after school activities etc. This extra monies is called Pupil Premium and is a special government grant to ensure that pupils with the highest economic needs have additional opportunities to achieve. Click here to access the letter of information for parents - Pupil Premium to support your child in school.
From September 2014 the government will fund State Funded schools in England to provide every child in Reception, year 1 and year 2 with a hot, nutritious meal at lunch time. Parents who qualify for Free School Meals MUST still apply in order to access the additional Pupil Premium monies.
Pupil Premium Grants
Pupil Premium is a special government grant to ensure that pupils with the highest economic needs have additional opportunities to achieve. It is for each school to determine how to spend these additional funds to make the biggest difference.
At Crowle CE First School the Pupil Premium is used to support pupils to achieve their potential, motivate them to attend and participate, provide a curriculum that is closely tailored to their needs, fully partake in school activities/events and, if appropriate, resource initiatives to improve achievement in all academic areas including reading, writing and mathematics.
To measure the impact of the Pupil Premium spending we:
- Track the progress and attainment of all pupils on a termly basis.
- Measure the success of pupils at the end of Keystage 1 against National measures and at the end of Year 4.
- Monitor children's success in accessing additional educational and pastoral support.
From April 2015 each Primary Free School Meal pupil or Ever 6 pupil will be allocated a grant of £1,320 and detailed costed information for each financial year is available on request but is not published if the pupil group is less than six.
Download a copy of the strategies we may use depending on need HERE