The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces.
Please find below a “count me in” form which is used for parents to apply for pupil premium and free school meals. Please can you complete the form if you feel that you might qualify for the funding. If you have doubts as to whether you would be entitled to this funding, it would be advisable to apply. Even if your child receives the Universal free school meals (reception, Year 1 and 2), it is still advisable to apply. If you are eligible for the funding, the school can provide a free school meal, discount on school trips and also offer funded participation for your child on an outside agency sports/activity club which runs after school.
Ridgefield’s Pupil Premium Statement can be read here: