Since September 2011 the Government have allocated funding for pupils who have been granted ‘Free School Meals’ (FSM) provision within the last six years or who have been in local authority care for at least six months (LAC). This money is designated for these pupils via the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). All stakeholders, including Governing Bodies, must be confident that this money has been directly used to assist these learners in ‘attaining and making the best progress possible across their learning’, as nationally this group do not attain as well or make as much progress as the majority of their peers.
PUPIL PREMIUM QUALIFICATION
The school receives additional funding for those pupils registered for Free School Meals. You can register your child for Free School Meals if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support Under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act
- The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credits
If you have a child/children currently in Year 2, please be aware that you will need to apply for Free School Meals as soon as the summer holidays start, should you wish to receive them when your child starts in Year 3 in September 2016.
If you wish to apply, please go online to www.essex.gov.uk/educationawards or contact the Education Transport and Awards Team on 0345 603 2200.