Help us to gain extra funding for your school
- Last Updated: Friday, 15 December 2017 22:48
The government introduced 'The Pupil Premium Grant' in April 2011 and schools are allocated additional funding into their school budget. The premium provides funding specifically for children from families who have registered and meet the criteria. The purpose of the grant into schools is to raise achievement and improve outcomes for these children. Here at The Grange School, we use the money to provide a wide range of activities and experiences to raise standards and improve outcomes, including issuing you with a £100 voucher each year (for each child) to spend on a range of different products and experiences within school.
It is vital that we, as a school, receive the funding we are eligible to receive. But, in common with most schools, it is likely that a number of parents/carers whose children attend our school fail to claim the Pupil Premium. This is especially true in Reception and Key Stage 1.
Our catering team provides an excellent range of healthy lunch options that are enjoyed daily by a significant number of our pupils. Your child may well be able to access these free of charge. Even if you don’t want your child to make use of the free school meals, please still apply for the funding if you think you may be eligible, as your child will benefit from the funding in other ways.
We know that in the past, some of you have felt that KS1 children do not benefit from the £100 voucher. We have worked hard to make sure that we offer your children lots of experiences such as trips and visits, and you will be able to use your voucher to pay for these. We also extended the range of products, including uniform and Book Fair books, that can be purchased with your voucher.
If you believe that you may be entitled to claim for your children and do not already do so, please make a claim. IT IS VITAL THAT YOU MAKE THIS CLAIM BEFORE FRIDAY 12th JANUARY 2018, so that we can receive additional funding in next year’s budget. If your circumstances change at any point - even if only for a short while - please make a claim. Please also ensure that you have claimed for all of your children.
If you think that you meet the criteria listed below, you may be eligible, so please speak to our office staff or Mrs Hennessy, who will be able to advise you on how to apply for Pupil Premium Funding. We’re happy to help you to complete the form. Alternatively, please visit http://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/Pages/pupil-premium.aspx and complete the form to apply.
This is a 10 minute job that could make a significant difference to your child and our school.
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