The Pupil Premium Grant is funding provided to the school to directly benefit children from low-income families. At Slinfold CE Primary School, we encourage all families to complete the Pupil Premium eligibility form as it does not impact on any benefits or support that you may receive as a family, but will enhance the opportunities available for your child at Slinfold.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit in order to ‘narrow the gap’ in children’s educational attainment. However we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012 schools have been required to publish online information about how this funding is used to benefit the education of the eligible pupils. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding and the impact of the extra support that they receive. Pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding receive this additional funding for 6 years after their families no longer meet the criteria for Pupil Premium funding so it is really important that if you think you are eligible that you complete a registration form.
If you believe you may be eligible for Free School Meals but have not already registered this with us, please do so as soon as possible because it can help the school to fund additional provision for your child.
The form can be found below this text, or you can apply directly through West Sussex County Council by clicking this link.