The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is an allowance from the Government given to schools for children who access or who have accessed free school meals in the last 6 years, are looked after or adopted, or have a parent within the armed forces.
The grant is an amount per child and it is intended that schools use this money to close the gap in attainment between pupils and their peers. At The Links Primary School, we ensure that the Pupil Premium Grant children not only progress academically, but also become more confident, motivated individuals, by providing opportunities for cultural, personal and social development. Money is spent based on the child’s individual needs and interests.
Most children who qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant, leave The Links Primary School working at a higher ‘level’, exceeding National expectations and having made better than expected progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics, in comparison with those non Pupil Premium children.
Parents of children receiving the Pupil Premium Grant are informed and consulted about the allocation of money through meetings, letters and emails from the class teacher and Pupil Premium Leader. All information shared with school is in confidence. Teachers and teaching assistants are informed of PPG pupils by the PPG leader or School Business Manager.
Please help us to provide the best support for your child by registering for free school meals if you are eligible. Registering for free school meals is confidential and taking up the free school meal is recommended but is not compulsory.
Finding out if your child is eligible for the Pupil Premium is simple – please call the Confidential Free School Meals Helpline – 01642 526605 email firstname.lastname@example.org – they can assess your claim using an eligibility checker to confirm entitlement; if successful your claim will begin the same day. Even if your child already receives a free school meal because they are in Reception, Year One or Year Two, if you are eligible we would ask you to contact the Confidential Free School Meals Helpline as your child can also access the additional financial support outlined above. You can read more about free school meal eligibility here.