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.  

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.

We have not published our Pupil Premium report on our website as we feel having so few children obtaining this money, they could be easily identified.  If you would like to see a copy our Pupil Premium Report for the current academic year (or previous), then please ask at the school office.

The pupil premium fund is used to support disadvantaged children to reach their full potential. 

 

Our desired outcomes are:

A.  Improve the learning attitude of pupils in the school.

B.  Increase the pedagogical knowledge and understanding of and attitudes of teachers & support staff.

C.  Give Pupil Premium children access to and opportunities in a wide range of activities, trips and clubs.

D.  Diminish the difference in attainment between disadvantaged and others.

 

The success criteria used to know that the above is happening in our school will be:

  1. Improved attainment in reading, writing and maths for all pupils.
  2. Vulnerable children settle well and make good progress.
  3. Increased % pupils working at a good level of development/national expectation.
  4. Enhanced self-esteem needs are met throughout the day. 
  5. Give disadvantaged children a wide range of rich experiences to draw from.

  6. Help families with financial needs cover the cost of school trips and enrichment.