The school receives Pupil Premium Plus grants for looked-after and previously looked-after pupils. For both looked-after and previously looked-after children PP+ is not a personal budget for individual children. The Virtual School Head and school manage their PP+ allocation for the benefit of their cohort of looked-after or previously looked-after children and according to children’s needs. Parents of these pupils are invited to be involved in discussing how pupil premium plus is used to best support their child. The PP+ can be used to facilitate a wide range of educational support for looked-after and previously looked-after children. It is important that interventions supported by pupil premium should be evidence based and in the best interests of the child.
Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment and improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Funding is allocated according to the number of children who are, or have been, eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past six years.
This link will take you to the West Sussex County Council website where you will find guidance on how to apply:https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/schools-and-colleges/free-school-meals/
If you meet the criteria but your child currently gets a free school meal anyway because they are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 - it is still important that you register. The school can then claim Pupil Premium Funding to support your child in school.
The school aims to:
1) Ensure that additional funding meets the unique needs of all pupils, regardless of entitlement.
2) Close the gap between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium achievement
3) To enhance the curriculum, ensure the children are able to participate and to give children the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities
4) To break down barriers to learning e.g. low self-esteem/anxiety