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Charfield School

Pupil Premium

The Staff and Governors of Charfield are totally committed to ensuring provision is made which secures the learning and teaching opportunities that meet the needs of all of the pupils so that all make maximum progress and reach their potential.

Our school welcomes and shares the government’s aim of tackling all forms of disadvantage and working tirelessly to ensure inclusion and equal access for all learners.

We recognise that the pupil premium funding is allocated to children in receipt of free school meals and is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage and in particular, in narrowing and hopefully eventually closing any gap in attainment where this exists. In making appropriate provision for this we also acknowledge that not all pupils in receipt of free school meals are socially disadvantaged.

We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. The Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has identified as needing additional support to achieve improved outcomes in learning and/or well-being. 

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Pupil Premium – information for parents/carers

The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.

The categories of pupil who attract this funding are:

  • Pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or who have been eligible at some time in the past 6 years (FSM)
  • Pupils whose parents are in the armed services (Service)
  • Looked after pupils (LAC)
  • Pupils who have been adopted from care (Post LAC)
     

How do parents register their child’s entitlement for Pupil Premium funding?

It is important to notify the school if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding.  Please contact the School Administrator, Mark Rogers, to find out more about registering your child for the Pupil Premium funding. This information will be held confidentially by the school. 

FSM

If you think you may be eligible for free school meals due to low family income or being in receipt of benefits, you must apply to South Gloucestershire Council.

Please collect an application form from the school office or speak to a member of the office staff for more information. Alternatively, please go directly to the South Gloucestershire website:

http://www.southglos.gov.uk/advice-and-benefits/benefits/free-school-meals/

Since September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a free school meal. However, you will need to apply for free school meals in order for the school to claim the pupil premium for your child.

Service

Pupils with a parent currently servicing in the armed services and supporting their family, pupils who have a parent who died in action and pupils whose parents have left the service since April 2011 for other reasons, including injury are all eligible for the pupil premium. Parents should notify the school of their eligibility on the Confidential Contact Form (completed at the start of each academic year) by indicating that they are part of a forces family.

LAC/Post LAC

For pupils who have been adopted from care, you will need to inform the school about your child and provide supporting evidence (e.g. show the original Adoption Court Order) in order for the school to claim the pupil premium.