FREE SCHOOL MEALS AND the PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT

 FREE SCHOOL MEALS AND the PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced by the Government in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to support children from low-income families who are currently eligible for free school meals or have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. 

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel in the armed forces.  From 2014, this additional funding was extended to include children who had left care through adoption, special guardianship order, child arrangements or a residence order in recognition of their continuing level of vulnerability and need.   

It is intended that the PPG should support raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and therefore help diminish the academic achievement difference between children who are eligible and those who do not.  

At Harrington Hill, we have high aspirations and ambitions for all of our children and believe in creating a range of learning experiences that ensure enrichment opportunities for all children.  We are determined to ensure that all our pupils are given every chance to realise their full potential.  

The Pupil Premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and we are grateful to all those parents and carers who have applied for the Pupil Premium Grant for their children.  You need to apply online at: https://www.learningtrust.co.uk/schools/Pages/PupilBenefits.aspx

Even though all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 currently receive free school dinners, applying now could raise money for our school as, if you are eligible for free school meals, the school will get over £1300 additional funding.  We use the money in ways that enable all children to maximise their learning, although it is targeted at the children who receive it.

You only need to apply once and it will last for the duration of your child’s time at school.

You need to know your National Insurance number and what benefits you receive.

Thank you, 

Kirstie Barrett (Head of School)