Schools receive additional funding for any pupils who have been eligible for free school meals during the last six years; pupils who are looked after by the local authority or who are in care and for pupils from families where a parent serves in the armed forces. This money is known as the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG).
Schools are free to spend this funding in any way they see fit. However, we are accountable as to how the additional funding has been used to support pupils from low income families. At Wilsden we have always worked relentlessly to support every child as effectively as we can so that they are able to achieve their full potential. With our extra funding, we will build upon our best practice in order to ensure that those pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant achieve even higher standards. We will do this by using a variety of strategies which we have identified that accelerate pupil progress.
The additional funding for children on free school meals is increasing. It will help to support the learning and achievement of your child. Please apply for free school meals if you are eligible.
Parent/guardian must get one of the following:
Child Tax Credit, (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (for this, you will need to apply directly to the school, NOT to Bradford Council).
*Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit in the 4-week period immediately after their employment stops, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school meals for this period.
To apply on line visit – www.bradford.gov.uk/schoolmeals and follow the links :-
Apply on line for free School Meals & School Clothing Allowance
Free School Meals and School Clothing Allowance application form (140kb)
Information about School Meals
Pupil Premium Strategy - 2018-19
Pupil Premium Strategy and impact - 2017-18
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