Pupil premium is a funding initiative designed to provide support for children from low income families to ensure they make good progress and achieve their expected attainment. It is allocated to enable the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their more economically advantaged peers to be narrowed. Pupil Premium Funding is to be used to put in place strategies which help raise the attainment of schools’ most vulnerable children diminishing the differences between them and other pupils.
There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium funding:
Do you qualify?
Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium if you receive any of these benefits:
At Girnhill Infant School, the Pupil Premium grant is spent in a specific way to ensure entitled pupils receive additional support and use of facilities in the hope of ensuring these pupils achieve their expected attainment. We use a range of strategies to support children, an example of these may be through:
If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the school are aware of this, please speak in confidence to any member of the school office. Alternatively, please complete the appropriate form which can be found below.