Some children are entitled to something called 'Pupil Premium'. This means that
Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of these children.
Primary schools are given a pupil premium for:
- Children in Reception to Year 6 who are currently entitled to free school meals based on their family income: £1345 per pupil, per school year
- Children in Reception to Year 6 who were previously entitled to benefits-based free school meals, even if they're no longer eligible: £1345 per pupil, per school year, for six years after they stopped qualifying for free school meals
- Children in care: £2345 per pupil, per school year
- Children previously in care who have been adopted, or who have a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order: £2345 per pupil, per school year
- Children recorded as being from service families: £310 per pupil, per school year
As a result of this money, the school is able to support families by funding residential visits and school trips. If you think you might be eligible, please apply via https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/schools-and-colleges/free-school-meals/
To view a breakdown of how we will use the Pupil Premium funding in 2020/21 please see the attached document.