In April 2011, the Government introduced the Pupil Premium and the Service Premium. This gave schools £625 million of extra funding to close attainment gaps for disadvantaged pupils and to assist with the pastoral needs of children with parents in the armed forces.
The Government gives money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’. From April 2014 for every child registered for Free School Meals, the school will receive an extra £1,385 in funding. If you think that you may be eligible, please register as soon as possible to make sure your child does not miss out.
Just by registering your child for Free School Meals means that the school gets extra money, you get a £210 voucher (to spend on school trips, uniform and enrichment clubs) and you'll automatically receive a supermarket voucher for the school holidays. There is no obligation for your registered child to receive a Dolce Schools Catering Ltd school meals if your child prefers a packed lunch from home.
If you think your child may be eligible, please contact the school office or speak to Mrs Clare Tibbs, our Family Support Worker.
For information from the DfE regarding Pupil Premium please follow the link below.