Pupil Premium Grant
This is additional funding, the school can claim from the government, for every child who is registered to receive FSMs. The funding is used by the school in a multitude of ways to help improve the attainment and wellbeing of pupils in receipt of this grant.
The important bit:
Children in Key Stage One (KS1) - Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 - automatically receive free-school meals. This is called Universal infant free school meals (UIFSM). Families do not need to claim for UIFSM. However, it is still important to claim for FSM, if you are eligible, so that the school can receive the additional pupil premium to support them with their wellbeing and academic learning.
Why is it so important for schools to receive this?
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
At Langley Park Primary, we use this funding to have maximum impact on the pupils eligible so that we can combat the two factors above and ensure there is an equality of life chances, irrelevant of socio-economic background. This is something we feel very passionate about which is why we urge parents to apply for FSMs, if they believe their child may be eligible, so that the school can also claim for PPG to support them further in their education.
How much funding do schools receive?
- £1,345 for every primary age pupil.
- £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
- £310 for every pupil with a parent who is serving in HM Forces or has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence