Pupil Premium Grant
What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers (Non Free School Meals-Non FSM) by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
In most cases the PPG is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the PPG, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their school.
Schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable in how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. New measures are included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those deprived covered by the PPG. From September 2012, the Government required schools to publish online information about how they have used the PPG. (Please see how Hounslow Town allocates the PPG in the Pupil Premium Plan below).
Schools receive a payment known as the Pupil Premium, for each child who is currently eligible for FSM or has been eligible for FSM within the last six years (Ever 6). For 2020/2021 the PPG per pupil is £1345 (www.gov.uk)
At Hounslow Town we are committed to improving outcomes for all pupils and work tirelessly to ensure this happens. We believe in providing an education that not only ensures that each pupil achieves their best academically but also one that prepares them for their next stage of education and a deep love of learning. We value the development of the Hounslow Town child and wish to enable children to enjoy learning and develop skills for life.
Who can claim Free School Meals (FSM)
Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be given a free nutritious meal at lunch time.
Your children are entitled to free school meals if you receive one of the below benefits:
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Universal Credit and have an annual income of no more than £7,400
Child Tax Credit, but not entitled to a Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) of no more than £16,190
Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
or are being supported by the National Asylum Support Service (NASS)
Please click on the link below to apply for Free School Meals