Our Vision, Love of Learning, Love of Life itself, and Love of God, is all children. Yet, we recognise that one of the biggest barriers for children can be poverty of expectation and so we are determined to create a climate that does not limit a child’s potential to love learning and be prepared for life in all its fullness for the future. We have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for learning and the life we choose to lead, that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to exceed expectations.
Pupil Premium funds are designed to narrow the gap between pupils considered to be disadvantaged through low-income, and all other pupils, by addressing inequalities and targeting support at these pupils. Pupil Premium funding represents a small proportion of our budget however we are committed to ensuring it is spent to maximum effect. Careful analysis of internal and external pupil level data, historical attainment and progress rates, and qualitative data was undertaken to ensure these funds are used to maximum effect.
Families who receive the following are eligible for benefits related to Free School Meals:
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
income-related employment and support allowance (ESA)
guarantee element of state pension credit
Universal credit (with an annual income of less that £7,400)
Both income-based and contribution-based JSA/ESA if you receive the same amount for both.
Families who are awarded Child Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by HMRC, not in excess of £16,190 are also eligible to claim free school meals provided there is no entitlement to Working Tax Credit (unless in respect of a 4-week 'run-on')
Even if your child is in Reception or Years 1 and 2, and are currently receiving Universal school meals, if you think you are eligible, it is worth applying for the Pupil Premium Grant in the link below. The grant enables schools to provide a variety of additional support which may be used to help your child.
All areas identified for action and strategy using the Pupil Premium funding are included as priorities in the School Development Plan. Priorities are informed by rigorous school self-evaluation. Future planning for Pupil Premium spending will be part of the annual evaluation process.
Schools have a responsibility to share with parents and the general public how they spend their Pupil Premium Grant each academic year. Please see below of how we intend to do this.