The Government provides additional funding for schools, including Thames Valley School, for every child who is looked after or entitled to free school meals. We also receive additional funds for children who have a parent in the Armed Forces, or whose parent died in service.
This is called the pupil premium grant and is used to secure strong progress, attainment and wellbeing help for disadvantaged children.
If you think your child is eligible to receive free school meals, please contact Rachel Barnard for support with completing the forms. We will receive the pupil premium for your child. We will also receive the pupil premium if your child has been looked after continuously for more than six months.
Funding for 2021-22
In the 2021-2022 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years:
£1,345 for pupils in reception year to year 6
£955 for pupils in year 7 to year 11
Schools will also receive £2,345 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following:
a special guardianship order
a child arrangements order
a residence order
As a school, we must publish details of how we spend the pupil premium funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding on our website.