Please contact Mrs Cooke in the school office if you need help in applying for free school meals
Pupil Premium Policy 2015 (pending)
School Dinners Menus
Below is a sample of our school menu along with lots of information from Metrofresh. Please contact the office if you would like your child to have a school dinner, which cost £2.15 each day.
From Autumn 2014 all children in Foundation and KS1 receive a free school meal funded by the government
Is your child entitled to free school meals? If so then not only does your child benefit but school will also benefit by receiving a Pupil Premium of £1320 as long as you apply.
The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever FSM6’).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
Up to £50 million of the pupil premium funded a Summer School Programme for disadvantaged pupils to support their transition to secondary schools in September 2013.
The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
- The performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
- The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
- The reports for parents that schools have to publish online
How schools present the information in their online statement is a matter for each school. There is certain information that must be in the report: the school’s pupil premium allocation in respect of the current academic year; details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and the impact of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school, in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.