Pupil Premium (including Free School Meals)
The Pupil Premium is an amount of money the school receives to narrow the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils (children who are eligible for Free School Meals, children in Local Authority Care and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces).
Schools are currently given £1,320 per pupil for those whose families have registered for Free School Meals (FSM). This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years. The children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to this funding. Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more; has been adopted from care or has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order.
For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit:
Free School Meals
If you are eligible and register your child will get:
- a choice of delicious, healthy hot meals every school day at no cost - this is worth £440 a year per child and recognised to improve behaviour and learning
- meals to cater for cultural, dietary, and religious requirements
- the chance to develop social skills by sitting with friends for a school meal.
Use this simple form from the Kent County Council website to check if you are eligible for Free School Meals:
If you would like confidential help with completing the application, please contact our Family Liaison Officer on 01732 843352, or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Pupil Premium Promise
At Lunsford Primary School we are committed to improving the outcomes for pupils that are eligible for the Pupil Premium funding. Below you will find our Pupil Premium strategy which outlines how the funding is spent and the impact this has on outcomes for pupils. You will also find our Pupil Premium Promise which explains what we promise to provide for all pupils that are in receipt of the Pupil Premium grant.
At Lunsford Primary School:
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
Early Years Pupil Premium
We will endeavour to identify our least advantaged pupils and inform parents or carers of their opportunity to apply for their child’s entitlement to extra funding in school. All extra funding we receive will be used to support areas in which we identify that the child will best benefit. We will track children’s progress to ensure that they are making good progress and to ensure that support is adjusted to target specific areas as the child develops.
Pupil Premium spend and figures for 2020-2021
Please see the link below for Pupil Premium Strategy for 2020-21