Pupil Premium Funding
Did you know that when a child is registered for free school meals the government gives the school an extra £1320?
In 2011-12 the Government launched its pupil premium funding. This money is sent to schools by Central Government based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). From 2012-13, it was expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years (Ever 6). In addition, children whose parents work in the Forces or children who are ‘Looked After Children’ also receive a grant. This money is allocated by the school to initiatives specifically designed to ensure eligible children reach their full potential, both academically and socially. Currently the pupil premium is worth £1320 per pupil to the school.
At Foxdell, there are lots of additional benefits available to your child if he/she is registered for free school meals, or has been registered at any time during the last 6 years.
This year your child would be entitled to:
- Free milk
- Free attendance at breakfast club
- Free attendance at after school clubs
- One free PE t-shirt
- One free uniform polo shirts
- One free uniform sweatshirts/cardigans
- Free Educational visits
We would like to encourage as many parents as possible to apply by completing the registration form (see the link below) and returning it to school. You only need to complete this form once and it will last for the duration of your child’s time at Foxdell Juniors. Please note that if your child is registered for free school meals they do not have to take the free lunch provided. If you prefer to provide your child with a packed lunch from home you are fully entitled to do so, but we would still request that they are registered so that they can benefit from the funding.