At Patcham High School we believe that every student can achieve regardless of their economic background. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to children from low-income families who are, or have been, eligible for free school meals (FSM), children of service personnel and children who have been looked-after (LAC). The grant is made available to support students who have received Free School Meals at some point in the previous six years. In addition, funding for students who have been in local authority care for more than six months is provided in a grant managed by the Virtual School. Students adopted from care also qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant. The aim of the Pupil Premium is to identify and implement strategies in order to increase social mobility and reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally. If you think you may qualify for support please contact David Rogers.
Our aims at Patcham High school are threefold:
- To support teaching and learning by providing additional support, resources and opportunities.
- To improve the attendance of students.
- To build cultural capital by providing opportunities that would otherwise be missed.
- In addition, students who have not achieved the expected standard in reading or maths will receive additional support from our catch-up coach.
Advice on, and where to apply for, FSM
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child might also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
- in full-time education
Please find the link below to see if you qualify for extra funding for your child.