Our school’s budget and the comparison of our results with similar school’s are based on how many children are eligible for free school meals. This is not the universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) in Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2 where children are entitled to a free meal under the Government initiative.
If you are in receipt of any of the following you may be eligible for free school meals and Pupil Premium which pays for extra support for your child. You can apply for the Pupil Premium which provides our school with additional funding to support your child/ren if you are in receipt of any of the following:
If you are eligible please apply for the Pupil Premium and free school meals, even if you do not wish to take them or if your child is in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and already receiving a free lunch with our school meals provider.
At Weldon Church of England Primary School we receive pupil premium funding.
Purpose of Pupil Premium
· 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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
· In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
· Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures are included in school’s performance tables that capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by Pupil Premium.