Pupil Premium and Service Premium
The Headteacher, Staff and Governors at the High School for Girls are committed to the principle of value for money. They will ensure that all funding allocated by the Government, to the progress and enrichment of disadvantaged and vulnerable students, and that provided for supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces will be used for continuing improvement in the quality of provision for all identified as qualifying for the Pupil Premium. The extra funding is determined by the number of students receiving Free School Meals; Ever 5+6 FSM, Looked after children and Service children.
What is the purpose of Pupil Premium funding?
“The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) or who had been on FSM (in previous 6 years) called Ever 6 FSM and their peers by ensuring funding reaches the pupils who need it most to tackle disadvantages.”
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM student, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
This premium has been introduced for students whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or if the parents served full-time in the Armed Forces in the previous four years (Ever 4 Service student). The amount allocated to each student is £300.
Is my child eligible for Free School Meals?
Please find this information in the ‘downloads’ section which includes a link to an application form for FSM from the Local Authority.