The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium Grant is available to academies and local authority maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units. Link to Corinium Education Trust statutory information http://www.coriniumeducationtrust.com/statutory-information/
The Pupil Premium Grant was first introduced by the Department for Education in April 2011; it is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures. The Pupil Premium Grant is calculated on the number of free school meals (FSM) children and the number of looked after children (LAC), who attend the school. The number of looked after children id calculated using the Children looked after data returns. A Service Premium was introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils. The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it is intended to help our school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. We want the Pupil Premium Grant to make a difference at our school.
Please apply for free school meals if your income is low, even if your child is entitled to a Universal infant free school meal or they have a packed lunch as the funding is different. Children who are entitled to free school meals at any time during the last 5 years receive extra Pupil Premium funding for the school. This helps us to provide your child with lots of additional opportunities and support.
Full details and the on-line application can be found on the Gloucestershire Council website https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/school-transport-and-free-school-meals/apply-for-free-school-meals/ or the school office will be happy to help. There is a frequently asked questions link below which maybe helpful before applying.
All applications are treated in the strictest confidence and other children and parents do not know who is entitled to free meals.