Pupil Premium & Free School Meals

The pupil premium grant is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age.

From low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals - who have been looked after continually for more than six months - whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces

It is very important that all parents who meet the criteria should make an application for FSM even if they do not intend to take up the meals, so that school can access the funding.

Free school meal information

The level of pupil premium funding will vary year on year according to the number of children eligible for free school meals. The funding received by the school annually is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome barriers to learning. We have utilised strategies from 'Narrowing the gap' and the Sutton Trust EEF toolkit, that have been researched and analysed extensively, to inform us of the best ways to use this money.

Overarching Pupil Premium Strategies at St Giles CE Primary School

At St Giles we aim to use the pupil premium allocation to support attainment and maximise the children's potential in terms of learning, raise expectations, experiences and readiness for the challenges ahead. At the heart of this and integral to our approach is an expectation of high quality, innovative teaching every day.

Funding aims to maximise staffing capacity so that teachers work with those who need it most and this begins at the earliest stages, with early identification of barriers to learning the children face.

There are 5 key Principles underlying our strategy:

1. An excellent education and the highest expectations for all, regardless of background or barriers to learning.

2. The pupil Premium should support improved attainment, raised expectations and readiness for life and learning

3. Highest quality teaching and learning prioritised over interventions.

4. Pupil Premium funding should address the needs of pupils as early as possible. It should focus on gaps in learning. End of Key Stage outcomes are a by-product of this approach.

Useful Information:

Pupil Premium Strategy