In 2011-2012 the Government launched its Pupil Premium Grant. This funding was allocated to schools based on the number of children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children (LAC) and children with parents in the Armed Forces (Service Children).
Nationally these statistics show that students who are in receipt of FSMs do less well than their peers. The main objective of this funding is to try and close the attainment gap.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium grant as they see fit. However, we are accountable as to how the additional funding has been used to support pupils falling into this category.
We are asking all parents and carers whose children attend Malmesbury Primary School to register for the Pupil Premium scheme, for every eligible parent who signs up, the school will receive additional funding. In addition, your child has the opportunity to receive free nutritious meals at school; which research has shown links to educational attainment.
Apply online or contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.
In order for us to check if we can claim the Pupil Premium we need you to complete a form by clicking here so your eligibility can be checked via the Department for Education's website. The website will only show whether or not you are eligible for the scheme - it does not give us any other information about you or your child.