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Pupil Premium

Supporting Your Child With Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds, as research shows they underachieve compared to their peers.  The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.

The Government have used pupils entitled to Free School Meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for Free School Meals.

Parents can support the education of their child by applying for free school meals.  School will then receive the Pupil Premium Grant of £1320, which is spent directly on the education and learning needs of the child.

Children who are in receipt of free school meals will also benefit from £26 towards the cost of their school uniform order each year.

Please note the these are based on financial years not academic years. For example Pupil Premium 2016 will continue to the end of March 2017.

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Year 6 Leavers Party
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Year 6 Leavers Party- more info to follow.

Year 6 Leavers Assembly
Jul 25 @ 10:42 am – 11:42 am

Year 6 Leavers Assembly- more info to follow.

Macmillan Coffee Morning- Cake Competition
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Macmillan Coffee Morning- Cake Competition- this event is open to Parents, Carers and the community.