What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
Schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
Schools get £1,345 for every primary age pupil who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to get free meals under the Universal Infant Free School Meals initiative. This does not give the school PP funding. You should apply for FSM for your child regardless of what year group they are in if you feel you may qualify.
Schools get £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order. Local authorities get the same amount for each child they are looking after; they must work with the school to decide how the money is used to support the child’s Personal Education Plan.
Schools get £310 for every pupil with a parent who:
This funding is to help with pastoral support.
To find out whether your child qualifies for free school meals, and
whether St. Martin's would receive additional funding, please see the details on this site:
or call in at the school office to find out more.