The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is allocated by the government to help schools support children from low income families and children in care. The amount of additional funding schools receive is based on the number of children who are entitled to receive free school meals* or are looked-after children.
* This includes children who are eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible at any point in the last six years.
Nationally, students who have free school meals (FSM Ever 6)) and children who are looked-after or have previously been looked-after (LAC/PLAC), achieve less compared to other students. PPG has been given to schools to help support those children and ensure they are achieving in line with all children.
Do You Qualify?
Your child may be able to get FSM if you get any of the following:
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get FSM.
If your child is eligible for FSM, they will remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they are in on 31st March 2023.
Registering is quick & easy – phone Herts ‘How Can We Help Team on 0300 123 4048'
Barriers to Learning:
Students in receipt of Pupil Premium money at Chessbrook face many barriers to their learning. Some of the key factors affecting our students are; mobility (multiple schools), gaps in their education, low self-esteem, behaviour issues, mental health issues, motivation for learning and poor attendance. The Pupil Premium reports highlight the strategies used to overcome these barriers and show the impact of these measures.
Strategy and Impact Reports:
Pupil Premium Funding Received:
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Eligibility for Pupil Premium Grant:
Children who are a LAC/PLAC and/or in receipt of FSM at any time during the previous 6 years.
If you would like to learn more about the Pupil Premium you can access information on the Department for Education website here