Pupil premium is extra funding given to the school to support more disadvantaged pupils of all abilities. Our school could receive pupil premium funding which can be used to support your child, for example, in school or with the costs of uniforms or trips.
Pupil premium is paid for pupils that are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years.
The funding is currently:
£935 for a secondary age pupil
£1,320 for a primary age pupil
This funding cannot be accessed unless the child's parent or carer applies for free school meals.
Although all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals, we would encourage parents to complete a free school meal application, even if your child is in one of these classes, as this has no effect on your entitlement, but it could provide extra funding for the school.
Please speak to the office staff for more information. Alternatively, you can apply for Pupil Premium here: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/education-and-training/schools-and-learning/at-school/pupil-premium.aspx