Our Pupil Premium Co-ordinator is Mr Axten-Higgs
Our Pupil Premium Link governor is Gill Owen.
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.
It should not be confused with the Universal Free School Meals - which provides funding for school dinners for pupils in Reception, Years 1 and 2.
At Ridgefield Primary School we spend the money in 3 key ways to best support the children’s education:
This is just a flavour of the kinds of things that we use the Pupil Premium funding to do.
Please find above 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.