Government statistics show that students who are in receipt of FSM do less well than peers in external exams. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap by allowing the school to direct additional resources towards these individuals’ learning.
From September 2012, schools are required to issue a statement on their website of how much Pupil Premium money has been received and how we have chosen to spend that money. Ofsted usually require schools to publish the attainment results of those individuals that are in receipt of FSMs, to demonstrate the funding is being spent appropriately. As we are a small school, we are not required to publish pupil premium results, as this could lead to those individuals being easily identified. The information is shared with respective parents, carers and with the LEA/Ofsted.
The Kingfisher Schools Federation aims for every child to succeed irrespective of their background. We want to eliminate the barriers that have prevented pupils with disadvantaged backgrounds from realising their full learning and personal potential. In our Pupil Premium Impact Statement we have highlighted how we have used the funding for targeted intervention to accelerate progress in attainment and what additional additional resources have been used to build on self confidence.
The Kingfisher Schools Federation makes the following provision:
If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the School Office (in confidence) to register them, or print off the application form below. Alternatively, you can apply online at www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-meals-transport-and-travel/apply-for-free-school-meals
Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child in other ways.
Free School Meal Application Form
Pupil Premium Spending Overview 2015/2016
Pupil Premium Spending Overview 2014/2015
Pupil Premium Spending Overview 2013/2014
Pupil Premium Spending Overview 2012/2013