The Street, Elmsett, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6PA
In the light of Jesus, we learn to shine
We receive Pupil Premium funding based on the number of pupils in the school who are currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or who have received free school meals at some time within the past 6 years.
This money is allocated to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning. Nationally, the statistics show that pupils who are in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers. The aim of this money is to try to close the attainment gap.
In making provision for socially disadvantaged children, we recognise that not all children who receive FSM will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all children who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM. The school therefore allocates the Pupil Premium Funding to support any child or group of children we have been identified as being socially disadvantaged or who need to ‘catch up’ with their peers.
From September 2014 all children who are in reception, year 1 or year 2 in a state-funded school will be offered a free healthy school lunch. Children in other school years will also be offered a free school lunch if their parent is receiving any of the welfare benefits listed below:
Registering for free meals could raise an extra £1,300 for our school, to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities. We will be able to provide subsidised after school clubs and school trips.
This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the welfare benefits listed in the form. It is therefore important to sign up for free school meals, even if your child is in reception, year 1 or year 2, so that our school receives as much funding as possible.
Your application is confidential – if you think you may be eligible please do apply.
The information you provide in this form will be used by the council to confirm receipt of one of the listed welfare benefits. Once this is confirmed, this helps to decide how much money your child’s school will receive each year.
The information will also be used in relation to children in year 3 or above to decide whether they are eligible for free school meals.
You only need to complete this form once and it will last for the duration of your child’s time at their current school.