Pupil Premium Overview
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 receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. From April 2020 the new rates will be £1,345 per primary-aged pupil and £2,345 for Looked-after or previously Looked-after children.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium grant as they see fit. Pupil Premium Funding is used to help children in school achieve better outcomes through targeted support. We are accountable as to how the additional funding is spent and you can read about the plans and review of our spending in our Pupil Premium Statement and Pupil Premium Strategy Review below.
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. Even if you do not want your child to have the free school meals, registering means the school can still claim Pupil Premium funding that will be used to help your child. Your eligibility is 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. You can find out more about Pupil Premium Funding on the DfE's website by clicking here.