Pupil Premium, Catch Up Funding and 16 to 19 Tuition Funding
The Government gives extra funding to schools - called 'Pupil Premium' - to help children from lower income families to do their very best. For every child registered for Free School Meals, our annual funding increases by £935. With this money we can continue to improve our students' learning experience and achievement.
To check whether or not you are eligible for Free School Meals visit the KCC website:
https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals Alternatively call 08458 247 247, select option 2 and state your National Insurance number and date of birth. The operator will inform you there and then if your child is entitled to receive Free School Meals. Registering for Free School Meals will not affect any other benefits you are claiming. If you are eligible, please register as soon as possible to make sure your child and others in our school do not miss out on this vital funding. Registering is quick and easy, using the following form:
Free School Meals Application Form Once you are registered, your child will be entitled to a free meal at lunchtime and we will receive an extra £600 to further support the education of our students. If you would prefer your child not to have a free meal, they are welcome to continue as normal; however, providing you are registered, we will still receive the extra funding.
In addition to Pupil Premium, Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Funding targets extra support and interventions for Year 7 students and 16 to 19 Tuition Funding is a one-year initiative to support 16 to 19 provision and to help mitigate the disruption to learning during the pandemic.
The following documents explain how each strand of extra funding is used to benefit our students: